Tampa Bay Lightning take on Bruins in hockey test
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Odds
A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Boston on Thursday at TD Garden.
The Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 18-24-4 this season, while the Bruins are 27-13-5. Tampa Bay is 24-18-4 on the totals; Boston is 15-26-4.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Bruins as -231 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
The Bruins sit at No. 3 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 19 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 11-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 14.5% rate while the Lightning have a 80.4% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-2 winner at home against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
The Bruins were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 2-8
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
A few Lightning at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Saturday, April 27
Boston at Washington, Saturday, April 27