Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators Preview


Ottawa Senators

Tampa Bay Lightning
22-19-9 January 23, 2014, 07:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum 29-16-5



The Tampa Bay Lightning battle the visiting Ottawa Senators on Thursday in NHL betting action at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The Lightning sport a record of 29-16-5 heading into this matchup, while the Senators sit at 22-19-9 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 22-25-3 for the Lightning and 28-21-1 for the Senators.

View Ottawa Senators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

The Lightning were listed earlier today as -147 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

This game puts the Lightning, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Senators, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

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In their last action, Ottawa was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Capitals. Bettors on Ottawa at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 7-ranked offense (2.92 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 18.34% rate while the Senators have a 80.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Ottawa at Carolina, Saturday, January 25th
Tampa Bay home to Colorado, Saturday, January 25th
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