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Feb 23, 8:30 PM | MTS Centre

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets Odds

27-26-6TEAM RECORD29-26-7

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Winnipeg on Thursday at MTS Centre.

The Jets currently sports a record of 29-26-7. The Lightning are 27-26-6. Betting totals have seen the Jets post a 26-34-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 36-22-1 against the number.

View Tampa Bay vs Winnipeg Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Winnipeg sat as -150 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Jets and the No. 25-rated Lightning in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Winnipeg's No. 23-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Jets powerplay has clicked at a 18.3% rate while the Lightning have a 80.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +122 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Winnipeg, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -117 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Anaheim are 3-3-1
After a win are 6-4

Winnipeg Jets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-10
Before playing NY Rangers are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Lightning at Jets trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Winnipeg
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Winnipeg
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Winnipeg
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Winnipeg's last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Saturday, February 25
Winnipeg home to St. Louis, Saturday, February 25

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