Tuesday NHL Free Pick
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Bruins –145 on the money line in Game 2 tonight, while the visiting Lighting are +134 on the ML. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
In Game 1 on Saturday, the Lightning scored three goals in the first period on their way to a convincing 5-2 victory in Boston. Tampa Bay got goals from Brett Clark, Sean Bergenheim, Simon Gagne, Teddy Purcell and Marc-Andre Bergeron. Goaltender Dwayne Rolosen also saved 31 of the 33 shots he faced on the night.
For the Bruins, Tyler Seguin and Johnny Boychuk each scored one goal apiece, while Rich Peverley and Michael Ryder recorded assists. Goaltender Tim Thomas allowed four goals out of the 33 shots that he faced in the game.
NHL Playoff Free Pick: Take the Lightning. According to the latest NHL trends, Tampa Bay is 6-0 in its last six road games and 7-0 in its last seven games following a win. The Lightning are also 8-0 in their last eight games versus the Eastern Conference and 16-5 in their last 21 games overall. While the general consensus is that the Bruins should take one of two at home, the Lightning are playing with a ton of confidence and the value lies with them at +134 on the money line. Don’t be surprised if Tampa Bay steals two games in Boston before heading home for Game 3 on Thursday. The Lightning have the edge offensively and have better power play and penalty killing units.
TUESDAY NHL PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING +134