Lightning vs. Penguins Game 5 Pick
Will the Pittsburgh Penguins take care of home ice in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Penguins are favored heavily at home today, as they are getting odds of -200 to win. Tampa Bay has been given a money line of +180 on the road. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals. This series is currently tied at 2-2.
Tampa Bay is 56-34-6 overall, 25-19-3 on the road and 44-39 with the under. Pittsburgh is 58-30-9 overall, 32-13-4 at home and 43-36 with the over. Tampa Bay evened up the series on Friday night with a 4-3 victory at home. The Lightning have actually won five of seven against Pittsburgh this season, but the Pens have been -200 favorites in their last two home games now.
The Lightning are back in the series, coming off a 4-3 win on Wednesday. Now Pittsburgh has a dilemma in net. Do they go with the young Mat Murray who was pulled in the last game, or veteran Marc-Andre Fleury. Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasileviskiy now has a .928 save percentage replacing the injured Ben Bishop.
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