Penguins hit the ice in Tampa Bay

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be on the road down in Florida on Saturday night as they try to pick up their seventh straight win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Penguins are 6-0 in their last six games against the Lightning dating back to January 2012, with the OVER paying out for totals bettors in each of those half-dozen contests.

The Penguins are 3-1-0 this season, while the Lightning are 3-1-0. Pittsburgh is 2-2 on the totals; Tampa Bay is 1-3.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

The Penguins were listed as -131 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 4-rated Penguins taking on the No. 18-rated Lightning in this contest.

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Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +160 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.5 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.25 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 28.57% while the Penguins defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

A few Penguins at Lightning trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-10-1 SU in its last 15 games
Pittsburgh is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Edmonton, Tuesday, October 15th
Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 15th

 

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