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Boston Bruins Host Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL Betting Action

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay Lightning dueling the Boston Bruins on Thursday at TD Garden.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Tampa Bay Lightning opened as 188 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.5-2.1 result in favor of the Bruins today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 34-29-9 this season, while the Bruins are 38-29-6. Tampa Bay is 32-33-7 against the total, while Boston is 35-30-8 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Boston Bruins) and the No. 6 (Tampa Bay Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.86 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.81 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 21.08% while the Lightning defense kills off 80.6% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-3 loser at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Arizona at +260 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Boston was a 3-2 loser at home against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at +162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Boston is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Detroit, Friday, March 24th
Boston at New York, Saturday, March 25th