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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa Senators meet at Canadian Tire Centre.

The Lightning were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 8-4 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -121 were rewarded, while the 12 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Ottawa:
Team record: 28-27-13 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 15 of last 22 games at home

When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 38-24-7 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 4 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing Ottawa

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 22
Ottawa at Dallas, Saturday, March 22