Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Carolina vs Tampa Bay battle on Tuesday at RBC Center as the Hurricanes try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Carolina battles the Lightning, currently with a 5-4-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 5-5-1 for the Hurricanes and 5-5-1 for the Lightning.
If you're going with the Hurricanes in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -115 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Hurricanes and the No. 18-rated Lightning in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 16-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 24 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 13% rate while the Lightning have a 85.7% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -185 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Carolina, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -155 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Lightning at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Carolina
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games at home
Carolina is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Tampa Bay home to Chicago, Friday, November 4
Carolina home to Washington, Friday, November 4