|NHL Lightning vs. Bruins Picks & Predictions for Saturday, February 9, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 09 February 2013 14:00|
Lightning vs. Bruins Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bruins are -145 money line favorites versus the Lightning, who are +125 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 5.5 goals with the over carrying -120 odds and the under has odds of EVEN.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Bruins opened as -160 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -145, while the Lightning opened +147 and have seen their odds drop to +125.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 51% of bettors favor the Bruins. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Boston. According to latest NHL trends, the home team is 36-17-5 in the last 58 meetings between these two teams while the Lightning are 18-38-5 in their last 61 games versus the Bruins and 4-23-4 in their last 31 trips to Boston. Tampa Bay is also 2-7 in its last nine road games, 1-4 in its last five games after scoring two goals or less in its previous game, and 1-5 in its last six games versus the Northeast. The Bruins, meanwhile, are 5-1 in their last six games overall, 5-1 in their last six games versus the Eastern Conference and 4-1 in their last five home games. The Lightning will end their three-game skid soon but it won't be tonight against a Boston team that they've struggled against.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: BOSTON BRUINS -145