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Carolina favored by -117 against Tampa Bay on Saturday

Tampa Bay LightningCarolina Hurricanes
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds

8-7-1TEAM RECORD8-6-1

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Carolina and Tampa Bay on Saturday, with the host Hurricanes trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Hurricanes are 8-6-1 so far on the season. The Lightning, meanwhile, are 8-7-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Carolina go 8-7 and the Lightning go 11-3-2 on the totals.

View Tampa Bay vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Hurricanes in this one found them earlier as -117 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 6 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Hurricanes at No. 16 and the Lightning at No. 6 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 7-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 16.1% rate while the Lightning have a 83.1% rate on the penalty kill.

The Lightning were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Carolina was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Jets. They lost as -125 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

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

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Winnipeg are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

A few Lightning at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games when playing Carolina
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Carolina's last 14 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Sunday, February 24
Carolina at NY Islanders, Sunday, February 24