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Pittsburgh favored by 105 against Tampa Bay on Thursday

Pittsburgh PenguinsTampa Bay Lightning
Nov 17, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

11-4-3TEAM RECORD8-7-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Penguins arrive at St. Pete Times Forum on Thursday.

The Lightning currently sports a record of 8-7-2. The Penguins are 11-4-3. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 9-7-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 8-7-3 against the number.

View Pittsburgh vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lightning were listed as +105 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Lightning and the No. 2-ranked Penguins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 15-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 15% rate while the Penguins have a 94.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Avalanche on November 15. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Jets on November 14. Bettors who backed the Jets at +145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 8-2
After playing Colorado are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Winnipeg are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Penguins at Lightning trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Florida, Saturday, November 19
Tampa Bay home to New Jersey, Saturday, November 19

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