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NHL Betting Preview - Tampa Bay Lightning Underdogs vs Florida Panthers at Florida

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to grab a road win when they take on the Panthers in Florida at BankAtlantic Center on Saturday in NHL betting odds action.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-1.3 win for the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Panthers sit at 27-15-5 on the season; in comparison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are currently 26-17-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Florida is 15-23-9 OU, and Tampa Bay is 16-24-7 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Florida Panthers sit at No. 22 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Lightning sit at a No. 9 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Florida Panthers No. 14-ranked offense (2.66 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.38 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 16% rate while the Lightning have a 80.85% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lightning were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Florida won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Blackhawks on January 22. Bettors who backed the Panthers at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Florida
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing Florida
  • Florida is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
  • Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Florida's last 13 games
  • Florida is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Wednesday, January 27th
Florida home to Toronto, Tuesday, January 26th