Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Bruins vs Lightning NHL Odds
Looking for Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Bruins taking on the Lightning on Monday, March 25th, at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Bruins Lightning matchup.
(46-20-5) Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (58-14-1)
Date: Monday, March 25th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, FL
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Lightning -145
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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There’s a great Eastern Conference matchup on Monday as the Bruins visit the Lightning. Tampa Bay is in a weird spot however, having already wrapped up the President’s Cup and not having much to play for the last couple weeks of the regular season. Does that alone make Boston the underdog pick in this one?
In almost any other season Boston would be fighting for the best record in the league and the #1 seed in the playoffs as they have tallied 101 points with 7 games to play. As it stands however, the Bruins are still 19 points behind Tampa Bay, who is setting the pace with an astounding 120 points.
Boston is still playing great however and heading into the postseason with momentum as they’ve rattled off 4 wins in a row. Three consecutive wins have come on the road too where Boston is 18-13-4 on the season.
Even though they are up against the top team in hockey, the Bruins have value at +131 especially the way their offense is playing. Boston has netted 17 goals in their last three games.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Of course Tampa Bay has also had value in virtually every game they’ve played this season. This game opened at Tampa Bay -175 which seems exceptionally high. It has since dropped to TB -145.
The Lightning could find extra motivation in this one against Boston, who sits behind them in 2nd place in the Atlantic. This is especially true since the Bruins scored a 4-1 win over TB when the teams met up at the end of February.
The Lightning haven’t gotten complacent as the season winds down despite the fact that they fell 3-4 to St. Louis on Saturday. It was Tampa Bay’s third straight road game but they had also rattled off seven wins in a row prior to that loss.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Bruins are 19-7 their last 26 overall
- Bruins are 16-7 their last 23 vs. a team with a winning record
- Lightning are 41-10 their last 51 overall
- Lightning are 39-12 their last 51 home games
- Bruins are 1-4 the last 5 in Tampa Bay
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Boston +131
There’s minimal value in Tampa Bay at such a high spread. The Lightning fell to the Blues their last time out and Boston has run off four wins in a row. It may be a long shot, but the Bruins have a solid chance at the W on Monday.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Bruins 4 – Lightning 3
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