The Tampa Bay Lightning (28-20-5) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (32-11-9) on Tuesday, February 13th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on ESPN+. The Lightning are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bruins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Capitals. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Lightning vs Bruins
The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Coming Off A Win
On the season, the Lightning have gone 28-20-5, putting them in 6th place in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Atlantic Division. In their last ten games, Tampa Bay has gone 7-3, and they have won four straight games when they have been favored.
When playing on the road this season, the Lightning have gone 11-15-2, and they have gone 5-8 against divisional opponents. As the underdog, Tampa Bay has gone 8-11-4 this season and has lost their last two games when not favored.
On the road, the Lightning have gone just 11-17 vs. the puck line this year, and they have a puck line record of 27-26 overall. So far, Tampa Bay has 20 wins by multiple goals and has dropped 18 games by more than one goal.
Overall, the Lightning have an average scoring margin of +.1 goals per game, and they have gone 14-16 against the puck line when favored. In their last ten games, Tampa Bay’s puck line record is 7-3, and they are 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last ten road games.
Facing the Blue Jackets in their last game, the Lightning won by a score of 4-2. Offensively, the Lightning’s offense scored in each period against the Blue Jackets. Out of Tampa Bay’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 37 shots on goal and had one giveaways.
Tampa Bay came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. With a combined total of 6 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Bruins have been solid, going 17-6-3. In the Eastern Conference, they have the best record and lead the Atlantic Division by 10 points over Tampa Bay. Over their last ten games, Boston is 7-3, but they have dropped two of their last three.
Overall, the Bruins are 32-11-9 and have been favored in 46 of their 52 games, going 28-11-7 in those contests. Against other teams from the Eastern Conference, they have gone 19-12 this year.
At home, the Bruins have an average scoring margin of +1.2 goals per game, and they have a puck line record of 15-11 in home games. Overall, Boston has 24 wins by multiple goals and 22-24 puck line record when favored.
Over their last ten home games, the Bruins have gone 6-4 against the puck line and their average scoring margin as the favorite is +.8 goals per game. So far, they have 28 wins by multiple goals and 13 losses by more than one goal.
After suffering a 3-0 loss at home to the Capitals, the Bruins are looking to bounce back today. In the game against the Capitals, Boston’s offense had a tough time and didn’t score a single goal. The Bruins’ offense finished with 8 giveaways and attempted 18 shots on goal during the game.
Boston was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 5.5, with a combined total of 3 goals.
Tampa Bay Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Lightning come into the game at 3.4 goals per contest placing 4th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 16th position in the league. The Tampa Bay offense is ranked 1st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 27th in the NHL.
The Lightning’s over/under record this season is 24-25-4. For the season, they have had 26 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.
Bruins Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 6th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 20th in the league. The Bruins went 14-0 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 17-10.
The Bruins come in with an over/under record of 25-27-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 27 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6 per game.
Tampa Bay Team Defense
Defensively, the Lightning are currently 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.5 shots per game against Tampa Bay. They also are 10th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Boston Team Defense
The Bruins defense is currently 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31 shots per game against Boston. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 4th with 4 shutouts.
Lightning vs Bruins Trends
- Across their five previous road games, Tampa Bay has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Through their last ten home games, Boston has an puck line record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 4 goals per game.
- Boston has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Lightning have an puck line record of 3-0 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Lightning to secure a victory over the Bruins on the road. With the moneyline currently set at +140, I’m locking in my bet on the Lightning straight-up.
Our projections have the Lightning pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Lightning, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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