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NHL Betting Preview - Ottawa Senators Underdogs vs Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay

The visiting Ottawa Senators hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Amalie Arena against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning were listed earlier today as -205 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-1.5 victory for the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Ottawa Senators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Tampa Bay Lightning are 24-7-2 overall while the Ottawa Senators are 11-14-7. As for the totals, Tampa Bay is 20-13 on the OU, and Ottawa is 16-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Ottawa injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Lightning sit at No. 1 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ottawa Senators sit at a No. 29 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.82 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.41 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 28.33% while the Senators defense kills off 76.4% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Wild on December 19. Bettors who backed the Wild at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Lightning were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Golden Knights. That made winners of bettors who got Las Vegas at +112 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Ottawa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ottawa is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Ottawa is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ottawa at Florida, Saturday, December 23rd
Tampa Bay home to Minnesota, Saturday, December 23rd