Lightning vs. Bruins Prediction
The Lightning have dominated the Bruins in previous meetings between the two teams and they’ll meet in Boston at 7:00 p.m. ET on Thursday night. Will Tampa pull off the small upset as road dogs?
001 Tampa Bay Lightning (+100) at 002 Boston Bruins (-110); o/u 5.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 24, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Andrei Vasilevskiy surrendered three goals on 41 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Vasilevskiy was very good at times on Tuesday, but ultimately caved under a relentless offensive attack by Carolina which netted three goals far more on volume than efficiency. The star netminder kept a clean crease during the first period, but second-period goals by Martin Necas and Tony DeAngelo -- plus a third-period goal by Sebastian Aho -- ended up sinking him for the loss. Vasilevskiy had limited the opposition to two or fewer goals in three straight starts before missing the mark on Tuesday. Up next on the schedule for Tampa Bay, a Thursday matchup with the Bruins.
Boston Bruins DFS Spin
Patrice Bergeron (elbow) was on the ice for Wednesday's practice and could be back in the lineup on Thursday night versus Tampa Bay. "It’s good that he’s back on the ice, has been. He’s got an appointment tomorrow morning. We’ll have a much better idea when we sit down tomorrow morning at this time whether he gets cleared or not," said coach Bruce Cassidy. "Put him as probable." Cassidy added that a better understanding of Bergeron's availability will come Thursday afternoon. The Bruins captain has missed the past three games following an infection in his elbow that required surgery.
Lightning vs. Bruins Betting Prediction
The Lightning are a perfect 7-0 in their last seven games in Boston and have won 17 of their last 22 meetings with the Bruins overall. The road team has also cashed in eight of the last 10 meetings between these two teams, while the underdog is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings as well. The Bruins, meanwhile, are just 1-4 in their last five games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING +100