*10* NHL TOTAL OF THE WEEK (Power Sports) ~ Won NBA T.O.W. L/Night!
Ottawa vs. Tampa Bay,
03/02/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 1 - 5
Total: -130/+6½ Over
10* Over Senators/Lightning (7:05 ET): It may sound a little crazy, but Tampa Bay is more than capable of sending this game Over by itself. The league-leading Lightning (102 points) also lead the league in goals scored with 253 and are facing an Ottawa team that just fired its HC and also has given up the most goals in the league. Thus it's not really a surprise that we have the highest money line for a single game all season. The number of goals allowed by the Senators on the road is really frightening and thus this one could get ugly in a hurry. A play on the Lightning obviously has little value, but a play on the Over sure does.
The fact Tampa Bay is off a loss does Ottawa no favors here either. The Lightning were beaten 4-1 up in Boston Thursday night, their 1st loss since February 7th. In between those two losses, they won 10 in a row, scoring at least four goals in eight of those games. TB averages 4.2 goals per game at home and facing a team that gives up 4.5 per game on the road, they should have little difficulty exceeding that average tonight. Not only does Ottawa give up the most goals per game in the league, they also permit the most shots. The Lightning are going to have plenty of opportunities to score in this one.
The Sens come into tonight as losers of six straight, which is why Guy Boucher was shown the door. In those six games, they were outscored 28-12 w/ seven of those goals scored coming in one game. If they can score a few times here, it would be the icing on the cake. Note that each of the previous six meetings have gone Over and the last one actually saw Ottawa win 6-4 here in TB! All six games saw at least seven total goals scored. The Lightning did allow 41 shots on goal in Thursday's loss to the Bruins. 10* Over Senators/Lightning