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Moneyline favors Bruins in battle with Lightning

Tampa Bay LightningBoston Bruins
Oct 8, 7:00 PM | TD Garden

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Odds

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The Boston Bruins look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Lightning arrive at TD Garden on Saturday.

The Lightning will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-0 this season, while the Bruins are 0-1. Tampa Bay is 0-0-1 against the total, while Boston is 0-1 versus the number.

View Tampa Bay vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Bruins as -165 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Bruins) and the No. 4 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 14-ranked offense (1 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 14 at 1 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Lightning have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Hurricanes on October 7. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Boston lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Flyers on October 6. Bettors who backed the Flyers at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Lightning at Bruins trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Boston
Tampa Bay is 4-18-3 SU in its last 25 games ,when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Washington, Monday, October 10
Boston home to Colorado, Monday, October 10