Lightning vs. Devils Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Devils are -130 on the money line while the Lightning are +110 on the ML. The over/under total is currently sitting at 5.5 goals while Tampa Bay is +1.5 on the Canadian Line with -265 odds and New Jersey is -1.5 with +225 odds.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Lighting opened at +115 but their odds have dropped to +110, while the Devils were -125 and their odds have gone up to -130. The total, meanwhile, has stayed at 5.5 after opening at that same number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 55% of bettors favor the Lightning. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Devils. According to latest NHL trends, the Lightning are 6-20 in their last 26 meetings versus the Devils and 2-9 in their last 11 trips to New Jersey. They’re also 2-6 in their last eight road games, 1-4 in their last five games versus the Atlantic, and 1-5 in their last six games on Thursday. As for the Devils, they’re 22-6 in their last 28 contests in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation. They’re also 4-1 in their last five home games, 4-1 in their last five games versus the Southeast and 7-1 in their last eight Thursday games. Martin Brodeur has had great success lifetime versus Tampa Bay, as he’s 38-16-7 overall against the Lightning, who only generated 22 shots against the Flyers two nights ago.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW JERSEY DEVILS -130