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NHL betting line favors Penguins over Lightning

Tampa Bay LightningPittsburgh Penguins
Feb 12, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

24-24-6TEAM RECORD31-19-5

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Lightning arrive at Consol Energy Centre on Sunday.

The Penguins are 31-19-5 so far on the season. The Lightning, meanwhile, are 24-24-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 23-25-7 and the Lightning go 34-19-1 on the totals.

View Tampa Bay vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Penguins were listed as -200 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Penguins and the No. 24-rated Lightning in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 5-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 19.6% rate while the Lightning have a 80.7% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Sabres. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh was a 8-5 winner in its last match at home against the Jets. They won as -205 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Buffalo are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Winnipeg are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Lightning at Penguins trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Tampa Bay is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Pittsburgh is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Ottawa, Tuesday, February 14
Pittsburgh home to Anaheim, Wednesday, February 15