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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators in NHL odds

Ottawa Senators

Tampa Bay Lightning
11-13-4 December 05, 2013, 07:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum 16-10-1

Ottawa pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Lightning snipers in hockey action at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Supporters of the Senators have seen them go 11-13-4 so far this season, while the Lightning are at 16-10-1. In totals betting, the Lightning are 11-14-2, while the Senators are 17-11.

View Ottawa Senators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Lightning as -147 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lightning rated this week at No. 20 and the Senators sitting at No. 17.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +100 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Lightning were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 11-ranked offense (2.81 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.29 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 16.67% rate while the Senators have a 77.97% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Ottawa home to Toronto, Saturday, December 7th
Tampa Bay home to Atlanta, Saturday, December 7th