Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Matchup Report
Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Carolina Hurricanes invade Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday.
The Lightning sit at 11-15-1 on the season; in comparison, the Hurricanes are currently 15-10-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 16-9-2 OU, and Carolina is 14-12 OU.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Lightning as -105 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Lightning and the No. 12-ranked Hurricanes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.3 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 20.6% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 78.9% of their penalties.
In their last action, Carolina was a 3-2 loser at home against the Capitals. Bettors on Washington at +149 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
The Lightning were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Hurricanes at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Carolina's last 15 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games on the road
Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games when playing Carolina
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Carolina at NY Rangers, Monday, March 18
Tampa Bay home to Philadelphia, Monday, March 18