The Pittsburgh Penguins are 10-1 in their last 11 games against the Tampa Bay Lightning as those two Eastern Conference contenders hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Friday night.
The Lightning, however, snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Penguins on December 23 with a 4-3 home win as a -130 favorite on the NHL betting lines. That was the ninth OVER result for totals bettors in the last 10 games between the two teams.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had the Pittsburgh Penguins as 105 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 1.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Pick
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.8-2.3 win for the Lightning on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 23-9-5 so far on the season. The Tampa Bay Lightning, meanwhile, are 24-11-4. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Pittsburgh go 15-22 and the Lightning go 21-18 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
The Pittsburgh Penguins sit at No. 27 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds – VSB
, while the Tampa Bay Lightning sit at a No. 13 on the same chart.
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How Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Stats Matchup
The game also pits Pittsburgh’s No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.56 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 21.77% while the Lightning defense kills off 81.45% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Sabres on December 31. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -198 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Pittsburgh was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Hurricanes. They won as -205 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Odds Trends
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 16 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay at Ottawa, Sunday, January 4th
Pittsburgh home to Montreal, Saturday, January 3rd