Bruins vs. Lightning Prediction
The top two teams in the Eastern Conference will clash tonight when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Boston Bruins. Can Boston carve out a road win and make a statement as the playoffs approach?
Monday, March 25, 2019
Amalie Arena at 7:40PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Lightning are a -150 favorite to win on the moneyline. The over-under is set at 6 goals. As of Monday afternoon, 68 percent of public bets are siding with host Tampa Bay. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Bruins win fourth straight
Boston notched a 7-3 road win at Florida Saturday night to improve to 46-20-9 on the season. The Bruins took a 1-0 lead 2:23 in on a Noel Acciari goal assisted by David Backes and Connor Clifton. In the second period, Brad Marchand scored 28 seconds in off an assist by Patrice Bergeron to make it 2-0. After Florida cut it to 2-1 24 seconds later, the Bruins pushed their lead to two goals again on a Zdeno Chara goal assisted by Danton Heinen and Charlie Coyle. Karson Kuhlman added an unassisted goal shortly thereafter, while the Panthers trimmed it back to 4-2 midway through the period. Steven Kampfer scored on the power play with 4:12 remaining in the second on assists by Heinen and John Moore. David Pastrnak completed the second-period scoring less than a minute later off assists by Chara and Jaroslav Halak. Florida trimmed it back to 6-3 in the third before Bergeron scored in the final minute with assists courtesy of Pastrnak and Marchand. Halak made 31 saves on 34 shots in the winning effort.
Lightning's seven-game win streak snapped
Tampa Bay lost 4-3 in overtime at St. Louis Saturday night to fall to 58-14-4 on the season. The Lightning had a rough start to the contest as it surrendered three first-period goals to go down 3-0 through 20 minutes. Alex Killorn put Tampa Bay on the board with a shorthanded goal in the first minute of the second off an assist by Anthony Cirelli. Brayden Point scored his 40th goal of the season to cut it to 3-2 with 12:36 left in the second on an assist by Ryan McDonagh. The Blues pushed it back to a 4-2 game later in the second, while Steven Stamkos scored off a J.T. Miller assist with 15:14 remaining in the game but the Lightning were unable to find the equalizer. Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 26 shots to take the loss in net.
NHL Betting Trends
The Bruins are 4-0 in their last four games versus the Eastern Conference. Boston is 19-7 in its last 26 games overall.
The Lightning are 7-0 in their last seven Monday games. Tampa Bay is 41-10 in its last 51 games overall.
Boston is playing great hockey, but Tampa Bay rarely loses at home and this is actually a decent price to get it at considering the typical home moneylines. Neither team has a rest advantage, although the Bruins had less travel distance. Even so, it's hard not to like the Lightning just about every time they step on the ice and this is no exception. If this is an Eastern Conference Finals preview, no one is going to be surprised. Bet on Tampa Bay to take this one.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING -150