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Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds and Pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Pittsburgh Penguins pay a visit to Amalie Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -131 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Lightning to win this game 2.9-2.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning currently sport a record of 22-17-4. The Pittsburgh Penguins are 20-16-6. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 14-22-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Penguins have gone 13-21-8 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Penguins - Lightning odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 17-ranked offense (2.58 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.45 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 17.69% rate while the Penguins have a 84.56% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Hurricanes. They lost as -115 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Avalanche on January 12. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Carolina, Sunday, January 17th
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Sunday, January 17th

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