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Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds Preview with Prediction

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to grab a road win when they take on the Lightning in Tampa Bay at Amalie Arena on Saturday in NHL betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -205 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4-1.2 result in favor of the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay will face the 29-26-10 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Lightning are 25-32-7 in over under betting so far this season while the Carolina Hurricanes are 21-25-19. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Carolina injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Lightning sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Carolina Hurricanes sit at a No. 19 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.68 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 17.51% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 82.61% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hurricanes were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +121 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Senators on March 03. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -152 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
  • Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina home to Ottawa, Tuesday, March 8th
Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, Monday, March 7th