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Bet The Surging Lightning Versus Road-Weary Bruins

The Tampa Bay Lightning attempt to extend their season-high point streak to eight games when they host the rival Boston Bruins on Wednesday night in a matchup that should be among your NHL over-under picks.

While under bettors have cashed in four of the last six meetings, nine goals were scored in one game and 10 in another this season between the Atlantic Division foes. That. plus the Bruins playing in a second of a back-to-back, bodes well for over bettors.

Bet The Surging Lightning Versus Road-Weary Bruins
Bet The Surging Lightning Versus Road-Weary Bruins

The Lightning have scored 33 times during their 6-0-1 streak after Anthony Cirelli’s overtime goal to beat Anaheim 3-2 on Sunday. Anthony Duclair boasts five goals and four assists in seven games since being acquired by Tampa Bay.

 


The Bruins could get the Lightning without center Brayden Point and Victor Hedman, who both missed Sunday’s game with injuries. But Boston expended a lot of energy for a 4-3 win at Florida on Tuesday to take over first place in the Atlantic Division.

David Pastrnak went over 100 points with two against the Panthers and has six in three games versus Tampa Bay this season, a prop consideration if you bet online.

 

Bruins vs Lightning Game Information

  • Game: Bruins (42-16-15) vs Lightning (39-25-7)
  • Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.
  • Date/Time: March 27, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Bruins vs Lightning Live Stream: NHL.com

 

The Lightning are a slight favorite in the NHL lines as they try to clinch the season series with the visiting Bruins in an Atlantic Division showdown. Tampa Bay is 21-9-4 at home while Boston is 19-7-9 on the road. The Bruins are +450 in the NHL Vegas odds to win the Eastern Conference and the Lightning at +1200.

 

Bruins vs Lightning Spreads and Odds

 

  • Over bettors are 7-2 at the sportsbook in the last nine Lightning games, and 35-33-3 on the season.
  • Boston D Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist on Tuesday, ending a 10-game point drought.
  • Tampa Bay is 29-of-30 on the penalty kill over its last nine games, moving up to sixth in the league overall.
  • The over is 4-1 in the last five Bruins contests and 34-36-3 this season.
  • Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov was held off the scoresheet on Sunday, but had 29 points in his previous 13 contests.
  • The over is 6-0 in the last six Tampa Bay games against a team with a winning record.
  • The Bruins have only hit the third period game total under in 25 of their last 89 contests.

 

Bruins vs Lightning Over/Under Pick: Over 6

Tampa Bay could be a bit diminished with injuries, but they would still have Kucherov, Steven Stamkos (14 points, last nine goals) and Brandon Hagel (64 points). But the teams both in the top 10 in scoring.

 

 

Bruins vs Lightning ATS Pick: Bruins +1½

Boston always finds a way to keep things close. The Bruins might have the best goaltender tandem in the league with Linus Ullmark (.914 save percentage) and Jeremy Swayman (.919 SP). Ullmark is expected to play on Wednesday.

 

 

Bruins vs Lightning Moneyline Pick: Lightning

The only fear with this pick is if Point (41 goals) and Hedman (69 points) miss their second straight games with lower-body injuries. They are considered day-to-day. The rest factor could be key, though.

 

 

Bruins vs Lightning Player Prop: Cirelli Anytime Goal (+300)

The two-way center tends to score his goals in bunches and has good value to post his second in two games.

 

 

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Bruins vs Lightning Prediction

Lightning 4, Bruins 3

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Will each team score a goal in the first period?


The teams are both in the top six of the league in first-period goals with 74.

Will Ullmark make at least 30 saves?


No. The Swede has only made 30-plus saves once in his last eight appearances and Tampa Bay averages 28.8 shots..

 

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