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Blackhawks vs Lightning Hockey Game Preview

Chicago BlackhawksTampa Bay Lightning
Nov 4, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

8-2-2TEAM RECORD5-5-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago Blackhawks invade St. Pete Times Forum on Friday.

Tampa Bay will face the 8-2-2 Blackhawks. In totals betting, the Lightning are 6-5-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Blackhawks are 6-6 favoring the OVER.

View Chicago vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lightning were listed as -110 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Lightning at No. 18 and the Blackhawks at No. 6 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 8-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 15.8% rate while the Blackhawks have a 91.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Chicago won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Panthers on November 3. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on Carolina at -110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Florida are 4-4-2
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Blackhawks at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games on the road
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 10 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Chicago's last 23 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Tampa Bay's last 23 games when playing Chicago
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Chicago home to Vancouver, Sunday, November 6
Tampa Bay at Florida, Sunday, November 6