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(3-2-1) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins (5-1-0)
Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 10:30 PM
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Bruins -105
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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The Tampa Bay Lightning will be on the road in Boston on Thursday taking the ice against the Bruins at TD Garden. The Lightning will be looking for back-to-back wins after a 3-1 victory over the Canadiens in Montreal on Tuesday.
The Boston Bruins will be looking to make it three wins in a row after coming out on top 4-2 at home against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.
Boston has been able to pick up the pace on the offensive end of the ice the last couple of games and should have plenty of chances to put the puck in the nylon in this one.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning will be on a mission to get a winning streak going following a 3-1 win against the Canadiens their last time on the ice. Tampa Bay was outshot 22-34 in the game and lost the faceoff battle 20-30.
Nonetheless, they were able to come away with the win on the road.
The Lightning were able to put the puck in the net on their only power-play opportunity and defended the goal four of the five times they were forced to skate with a man in the box. They had 25 blocked shots and five takeaways in the game.
Tampa Bay has been good for an average of 3.83 goals per game this season while giving up 3.00 to their opponents. They’ve been able to fire 25.7 shots per night while allowing 34.2 on the defensive end of the ice.
They have scored on five power-play opportunities for a 31.3 conversion percentage while building a 73.9 percentage on the penalty kill.
The Boston Bruins have now won two consecutive games after getting the best of the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 at home on Monday. The Bruins were outshot 23-32 with both teams winning 29 faceoffs.
Boston scored two goals on three power-play opportunities while keeping the Ducks out of the net each of the four times Boston was forced to skate shorthanded. The Bruins had 12 blocked shots and seven takeaways in the game.
Boston has been able to score an average of 2.67 goals per game while giving up just 1.67 to their opponents. They have fired an average of 29.5 shots a night while giving their opponents 32.8.
The Bruins have converted 31.3 percent of their power-play opportunities for five goals while building an 83.3 penalty kill percentage.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Boston is 4-0 previous four games as a favorite of -110 to -150/li>
- Boston is 8-0 previous eight games vs. Eastern Conference.
- Boston is 5-2 previous seven Thursday games.
- Boston is 60-26 previous 86 games at home.
Free Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins NHL Prediction:
The Boston Bruins are strong on the defensive end of the ice this season. They are building confidence on offense and their goals per game average has increased in the last two or three contests.
The Lightning are giving up more shots per night than Boston and I think the Bruins take advantage of playing in front of their home crowd. I like Boston winning by a couple goals on Thursday.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Bruins -105
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