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Moneyline favors Lightning in battle with Hurricanes

Carolina HurricanesTampa Bay Lightning
March 10, 7:00 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

25-27-15TEAM RECORD31-29-7

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

The Lightning currently sports a record of 31-29-7. The Hurricanes are 25-27-15. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 42-24-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hurricanes have gone 35-28-4 against the number.

View Carolina vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Lightning as -125 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:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Lightning and the No. 28-ranked Hurricanes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 26 at 3 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 16% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 77.9% of their penalties.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Sabres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sabres at -174 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Capitals on March 8. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hurricanes at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Carolina's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games on the road
Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing Carolina
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games at home

Next up:
Carolina at Florida, Sunday, March 11
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Tuesday, March 13