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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins meet at TD Garden.

The Lightning were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +167 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Boston:
Team record: 0-0-0 SU, ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 0-0-0 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing Boston
is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Chicago, Saturday, October 5
Boston home to Detroit, Saturday, October 5