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Pittsburgh Penguins host Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey action

Tampa Bay LightningPittsburgh Penguins
Feb 25, 1:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

27-27-6TEAM RECORD34-21-5

The Penguins get a visit from the Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Pittsburgh will face the 27-27-6 Lightning. In totals betting, the Penguins are 26-27-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lightning are 37-22-1 favoring the OVER.

View Tampa Bay vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Penguins as -240 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Penguins and the No. 25-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 19.7% rate while the Lightning have a 79.8% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Jets. Bettors on Winnipeg at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh was a 2-0 winner in its last match at home against the Rangers. They won as -122 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

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

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing NY Rangers are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Lightning at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at New Jersey, Sunday, February 26
Pittsburgh home to Columbus, Sunday, February 26

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