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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Preview

Carolina HurricanesTampa Bay Lightning
April 21, 6:00 PM | Tampa Bay Times Forum

Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

17-24-3TEAM RECORD17-23-4

The visiting Hurricanes hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Tampa Bay Times Forum against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning sport records of 17-23-4 heading into this matchup, while the Hurricanes sit at 17-24-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-17-4 for the Lightning and 21-21-2 for the Hurricanes.

View Carolina vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hurricanes were listed as +-147 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 6 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Lightning and the No. 25-ranked Hurricanes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 3-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 19.5% rate while the Hurricanes have a 78.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Hurricanes were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They lost as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Hurricanes at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Carolina's last 17 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Carolina's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing at home against Carolina
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games when playing Carolina
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Carolina home to NY Islanders, Tuesday, April 23
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Wednesday, April 24