Tuesday NHL Opening Lines

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(The Spread) – The Boston Bruins will look to even up the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com have made the Bruins –148 on the money line against the Lightning, who are +136 for tonight’s game, which takes place at 8:00PM ET. The over/under total for Game 2 has opened 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.

According to latest NHL trends, the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams. The Lightning are 14-32-5 in their last 51 meetings against the Bruins, and are 4-18-4 in their last 26 trips to Boston despite winning on Saturday night.

Of the 2,500-plus wagers that have been placed on tonight’s game, 52% of the betting public favor the Bruins –148 on the money line. TheSpread automatically updates its public betting information, so click the link provided to see the most up-to-date numbers to see if the betting public has switched to Tampa.

NHL Playoff Opening Lines for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

55 Tampa Bay Lightning +136 (5.5)

56 Boston Bruins –148 (5.5)

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