Lightning vs. Penguins Game 2 Pick
Can the Tampa Bay Lightning establish a 2-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Penguins when they meet tonight at 8PM ET in Game 2?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Penguins are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -190 to win. Tampa Bay has a money line of +170 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.
Pittsburgh is 56-29-9 overall, 31-13-4 at home and 41-36 with the over. Tampa Bay is 55-33-5 overall, 25-19-2 on the road and 44-37 with the under. Tampa Bay was able to take a 1-0 lead in the series thanks to a 3-1 win in Game 1. Tampa has won all four meetings with Pittsburgh this season.
The Lightning have been given no respect by the critics or Vegas in this series. Yet they have beaten Pittsburgh in four straight games and five of six. The Caps series may have taken something out of the Pens. Even if goaltender Ben Bishop doesn't go, his backup Andrei Vasilevskiy was outstanding in his place on Friday night, stopping 25 of 26 shots.
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