Lightning vs. Blackhawks Prediction
The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to return to the playoffs this season after a disappointing 2017-18 campaign. Will Chicago earn a big victory today at home against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference in the Tampa Bay Lightning?
Sunday, October 21, 2018
United Center at 7:05PM ET
TV: NHL Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Lightning are a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blackhawks are a +125 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Sunday afternoon, 56 percent of public bets are being place on host Chicago. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Blackhawks secure win in Columbus
Chicago picked up a 4-1 victory Saturday night at the Blue Jackets to improve to 4-1-2 on the season. Patrick Kane led the way in the win with two goals plus an assist. Alex DeBrincat and Marcus Kruger each scored a goal. Brent Seabrook dished out a pair of assists to contribute. Corey Crawford made 37 saves on 38 shots to pick up the victory.
Lightning fall in OT
Tampa Bay lost by a count of 5-4 yesterday in overtime at the Wild as the game-winner was scored with 1:17 left in the extra session. J.T. Miller, Yanni Gourde and Anton Stralman all had a goal and an assist to pace the Lightning offense. Ryan Callahan also scored a goal. Andrei Vasilevskiy surrendered five goals on 34 shots to suffer the defeat. Stralman tied the game up at 4-4 in the third period with under five minutes to play before Tampa Bay could not complete the task in OT.
NHL Betting Trends
The Lightning are 4-0 in their last four games of a 4-in-6 situation. Tampa Bay is 0-4 in its last four games versus the Western Conference.
The Blackhawks are 0-5 in the last five meetings. The under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
Tampa Bay has dominated this series lately, but we'll have two backup goalies on the ice tonight most likely in Louis Domingue and Cam Ward. The Blackhawks appear to be revitalized this season and Ward is a veteran. I'm going to take a shot on the hosts as a dog tonight. Look for Kane to make a big difference for a second straight day.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS +125