Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – NHL – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Pittsburgh Penguins (1-0-0) have -171 moneyline odds to win when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning (1-1-0), who have +142 odds, on Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 PM ET on SportsNet PT, BSSUN, and NHL Network.

Penguins vs. Lightning Predictions

Penguins vs. Lightning Betting Odds

Penguins vs Lightning Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Total
Penguins -171 6.5

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Penguins vs. Lightning Betting Trends

  • The Penguins were victorious in 37 of their 61 games (60.7%) when favored on the moneyline a season ago.
  • Pittsburgh put up a 22-8 win-loss record last season when it played with moneyline odds of -171 or shorter (73.3% win percentage).
  • Based on the moneyline in this contest, the Penguins’ implied win probability is 63.1%.
  • The Penguins’ 269 total goals (3.3 per game) made them the 11th-ranked scoring team in the league last season.
  • The Penguins gave up 222 total goals (2.7 per game), ranking fourth in league action for the fewest goals against.
  • The Lightning were an underdog 23 times last season, and upset their opponent 10 times.
  • Tampa Bay’s moneyline odds were +142 or longer twice last season, and it won both games.
  • Oddsmakers have implied, based on the moneyline for this matchup, that the Lightning have a 41.3% chance to win.
  • The Lightning were seventh in the league in scoring last season (285 goals, 3.5 per game).
  • The Lightning had one of the best defenses in the league, allowing 228 total goals (2.8 per game), sixth in the NHL.

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Penguins vs. Lightning Over/Under Trends

  • Pittsburgh and its opponent combined for more than Saturday’s over/under of 6.5 goals 42 times last season.
  • A total of 47 of Tampa Bay’s games ended with more than 6.5 goals last season.
  • The total for this game (6.5) is 0.3 less than the combined scoring averages last season for the Penguins (3.28) and Lightning (3.48).
  • This game’s total is 1.0 more than the 5.5 goals these two teams allowed per game combined.

Penguins Team Leaders 2021-22

  • Sidney Crosby was vital to Pittsburgh last season, with 84 points in 69 games.
  • In 76 games, Jake Guentzel had 40 goals and 44 assists.
  • Kris Letang’s 68 points came from 10 goals and 58 assists.
  • Tristan Jarry (34-18-6) had a goals against average of 2.4 last season, and made 1573 saves. His .919 save percentage was sixth-best in the league.

Lightning Team Leaders 2021-22

  • Steven Stamkos’ 106 points last season made him a pivotal offensive option for Tampa Bay. He recorded 42 goals and 64 assists in 81 games.
  • Victor Hedman racked up 86 total points (1.0 per game) last campaign. He had 20 goals and 66 assists.
  • Nikita Kucherov’s 25 goals and 44 assists added up to 69 points.
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy was 39-18-5 in 63 games last season, conceding 156 goals (2.5 goals against average) with a .916 save percentage (12th in the league).

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