NHL Matchups  >>  Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes Preview 04/04/2013

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The fans at PNC Arena will be treated to a game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Carolina Hurricanes when they take their seats on Thursday.
Oddsmakers currently have the Hurricanes listed as 126-moneyline favorites versus the Lightning, while the game's total is sitting at 5½.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +135 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Carolina, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Capitals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -110 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Carolina:
Team record: 16-17-2 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of last 16 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 11 games
is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 15-18-2 SU, ATS

is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 13 of last 16 games when playing Carolina
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games when playing on the road against Carolina

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6


NEXT UP:
Tampa Bay at NY Islanders, Saturday, April 6
Carolina home to NY Rangers, Saturday, April 6