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Philadelphia Flyers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Preview

Tampa Bay Lightning

Philadelphia Flyers
26-14-4 January 11, 2014, 01:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 23-17-4

The Philadelphia Flyers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Lightning invade Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

The Flyers bring a 23-17-4 record to the battle against the 26-14-4 Lightning. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 18-20-6 so far and the Lightning go 19-22-3.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Flyers as -136 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Flyers rated this week at No. 11 and the Lightning sitting at No. 7.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Capitals on January 9. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Canadiens at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -112 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.66 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.41 goals allowed. The Flyers power play is averaging 17.58% while the Lightning defense kills off 80.79% of their penalties.

A few Lightning at Flyers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Columbus, Monday, January 13th
Philadelphia at New York, Sunday, January 12th