Boston and Tampa will jockey for position in the Atlantic Division tonight when they face off in Florida at the Amalie Arena. The Bruins have won two straight games despite scoring just a total of three goals in those games while the Lightning stopped a three-game skid in their last effort and will look to keep it rolling on Thursday against their visitors from Boston.
- The Bruins are 12-4 in their last 16 games against the Lightning.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Lightning’ last 7 games at home.
- Steven Stamkos is -8 with just 24 points in 31 career games against the Bruins.
Although the Lightning have not enjoyed a ton of success against the Bruins in their all-time head-to-head matchup, they will head into their game tonight as pretty significant moneyline favorites. A big reason for this is because Tampa has been lights out when returning home from a road trip as they are 10-1 in their last 11 home games after playing consecutive games on the road.
The Bruins have not been lighting the lamp much since their hot start to the season as they’ve scored an average of just 1.4 goals per game in their last 5. Tampa also had a stretch where goals were tough to come by but in all fairness, they played three consecutive games against Carey Price, Cory Schneider and Henrik Lundqvist. They responded by blowing the doors off the Islanders in a six-goal outburst in their last outing.
The OVER/UNDER is tough to read in this one as both team’s netminders have been so unpredictable. I like Tampa’s moneyline and if they can channel some of what they did in Brooklyn on Tuesday, they should be able to cash puckline bets as well.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Boston Bruins were listed as 140 underdogs on the NHL hockey moneyline earlier at Bet365. The over under total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at Bovada.
A 3.1-2.6 result in favor of the Lightning is the prediction by the Odds – Shark
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Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Lightning sit at 6-4-0 on the season; in comparison, the Boston Bruins are currently 5-4-0. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 5-4-1 OU, and Boston is 3-6 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Boston injuries news.
It’s an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 26-ranked Boston Bruins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark
Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 6-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Boston Bruins defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.67 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 24.39% rate while the Bruins have a 87.8% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Boston won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Panthers on November 01. Bettors who backed the Bruins at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Islanders on November 01. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
- Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games
- Boston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Tampa Bay is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Tampa Bay is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston home to New York, Saturday, November 5th
Tampa Bay home to New Jersey, Saturday, November 5th