Stanley Cup Final Game 5 Odds
TAMPA, FL (TheSpread) – The 2015 Stanley Cup Final faces a pivotal Game 5 tonight when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Chicago Blackhawks at 8PM ET on NBC.
Tampa Bay is 64-34-8 on the season, 38-14-1 at home while Chicago is 62-34-7 overall and 30-20-2 on the road. Chicago evened up this series at 2-2 with a 2-1 victory in Game 4 at home. Thus far, all four games of the series have been decided by one goal, with the two hitting the under in three of the four contests. One big question for today is the status of Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop, who is questionable with an undisclosed injury after missing Game 4.
According to oddsmakers at the online sports book Bovada.lv, Tampa Bay is favored at home in Game 5, as the Lightning are getting odds of -120 to win, while the Blackhawks are getting odds of +110 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5.5 goals.
Chicago pulled out Game 2, 2-1, despite having just 19 shots on goal. Tampa Bay did all it could to help Andrei Vasilevskiy, who made his first-career start in net for the Lightning. He stopped 17 shots, but allowed the game winner to Brandon Saad six minutes into the third period. Jonathan Toews had the other Chicago goal in the win while Alex Killorn scored the lone Tampa Bay goal.