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Coyotes visit Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL clash

Phoenix Coyotes

Tampa Bay Lightning
29-24-11 March 10, 2014, 07:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum 34-24-6

Tampa Bay Times Forum hosts an NHL battle between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the visiting Phoenix Coyotes on Monday.

The Coyotes will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 29-24-11 this season, while the Lightning are 34-24-6. Phoenix is 32-29-3 against the total, while Tampa Bay is 30-31-3 versus the number.

View Phoenix Coyotes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Lightning in this one found them earlier as -142 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Lightning) and the No. 8 (Coyotes) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

The Coyotes were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Bruins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -111 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 13-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.89 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 16.83% rate while the Coyotes have a 79.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Phoenix at Florida, Tuesday, March 11th
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Thursday, March 13th