Lightning vs. Devils Prediction
The under has been cashing for bettors in recent Lightning-Devils games and should tonight when the two teams clash at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Lightning are -150 money line favorites to beat the Devils, who have odds of +130 to pull off the upset at home. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
Keith Kinkaid will play between the pipes tonight for New Jersey in what should be his final start of the 2015-16 NHL season. He owns a 2.79 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage in 22 games this season. In his most recent game, Kinkaid made 37 saves on Happy Fool's Day but Florida still won 3-2.
On the other side, Ben Bishop will start for Tampa Bay after he allowed five goals on 23 shots Monday night in a 5-2 loss to the Islanders. He was pulled early in the third period after giving up the fifth goal and was replaced by Andrei Vasilevskiy. Bishop should rebound tonight.
The under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and 4-0 in the last four meetings in New Jersey. The under is also 6-0-2 in the Devils' last eight games and is 3-1-1 in the Lightning's last five overall.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: LIGHTNING/DEVILS UNDER 5