Lightning looking for five straight


PITTSBURGH, PA (TheSpread) – The Pittsburgh Penguins welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning to town on Friday at 7PM ET in a battle of two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

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Tampa Bay is 24-11-4 on the season and 9-7-3 on the road while Pittsburgh is 23-9-5 overall and 14-5-1 at home. Pittsburgh has won nine of its last 10 meetings with Tampa Bay, but the two have split two meetings this season with the home team getting the win in both games. These two have hit the over in nine of their last 10 meetings as well.

According to oddsmakers at, the Penguins are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -140 to win, while the Lightning is getting a money line of +120 to prevail. The over/under total has been set at 5.5 goals.

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Tampa Bay is riding a four-game winning streak entering tonight’s game, but they are just 2-4 in their last six on the road. The Lightning have hit the under in five of their last seven games. Pittsburgh is coming off a win on Wednesday, but they are just 1-4 in their last five games. The Penguins are 5-1 in their last six at home and they have hit the under in three straight.

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