Lightning vs. Blackhawks Game 3 Pick
CHICAGO, IL (ATS Consultants) – The Blackhawks host the Lightning for Game 3 of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Finals looking to recapture their series lead.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book GT Bets, the Blackhawks -158 money line favorites versus the Lightning, who are +143 money line underdogs for Game 3 tonight. The total, after opening at 5 goals, is now up to 5.5.
With the series tied at 1-1, the Blackhawks now have home ice advantage. Tampa Bay has some controversy as goaltender Ben Bishop left the game twice in the third period for undisclosed reasons. Tampa Bay still won the game as Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford was marginal at best. But that's been Crawford for the playoffs as he'll bounce back in Game 3.
Chicago also is expected to get defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk and forward Bryan Bickell back for the first time in the Cup finals.
2015 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -158