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Nashville Predators

Tampa Bay Lightning
16-15-3 December 19, 2013, 07:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum 20-11-3



Tampa Bay Times Forum hosts an NHL battle between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the visiting Nashville Predators on Thursday.

The Lightning bring a 20-11-3 record to the battle against the 16-15-3 Predators. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 12-20-2 so far and the Predators go 11-16-7.

View Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Nashville before puck drop in this match found them as 138-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 25 (Lightning) and the No. 19 (Predators) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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In their last action, Nashville was a 3-1 loser at home against the Blackhawks. Bettors on Chicago at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 15-ranked offense (2.74 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.79 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 15.38% rate while the Predators have a 83.93% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Predators at Lightning trends to consider:
Nashville is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Nashville is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Nashville


Next up:
Nashville home to Montreal, Saturday, December 21st
Tampa Bay home to Hartford , Saturday, December 21st
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