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Bruins vs. Lightning Online Hockey Betting Odds for Game 2

Posted by: Mike Davis

The next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are well underway. This Monday night, online hockey betting players can wager on Game 2 of the Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning matchup. The Bruins barely managed to survive pat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1. On the other hand, the Lightning looked rather dominant against the New Jersey Devils in the opening round. Considering Tampa Bay got whooped 6-2 in Game 1 of this series, what kind of Game 2 will the teaser sports betting odds predict?

Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – Monday, April 30th

Series: Game 2 || Bruins Lead 1-0

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

Online Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Bruins +1½ (-225) 6 (-110) +135
Lightning -1½ (+185) 6 (-110) -155
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Boston Bruins

The Bruins faced plenty of adversity in their opening round against the Leafs. Boston had managed to beat Toronto in divisional standings during the regular season. However, the Bruins had a much tougher time against Toronto in the playoffs. Despite taking the first two games of the series, the Leafs managed to bounce back in Game 3. And although Boston took Game 4, Toronto would win the next two games consecutively to force a fierce Game 7. But in the end, a 7-4 finish in game 7 proved that Boston was the better of the two. But since Boston suffered two losses on the road in that series, should online hockey betting players side against them this evening? The odds certainly seem to think so. But since Boston pulled the upset off in Game 1, doesn’t that make them a great upset option this time around?

Players to Watch: David Pastrnak (5 G, 12 A, 17 PTS), Brad Marchand (4 G, 9 A, 13 PTS), and Patrice Bergeron (3 G, 8 A, 11 PTS).

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lighting had a great go against the Devils in the First Round. But that didn’t stop them from conceding a 6-2 home loss to the Bruins in Game 1. Moving forward, sportsbook bettors will want to know if Game 1’s results were a fluke or if they were something we can expect again. Quite frankly, it’s too early to tell. Ultimately, how Tampa Bay fares in Game 2 will determine which way bettors lean for the rest of the series.

Players to Watch: Nikita Kucherov (5 G, 5 A, 10 PTS), Steven Stamkos (1 G, 5 A, 6 PTS), and Alex Killorn (4 G, 1 A, 5 PTS).

Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Boston is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games
  • Boston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Picks

So which team should top sportsbook betting favor in this Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning matchup? All in all, there’s no real reason to expect Tampa Bay to rebound this evening. The Lightning had plenty of momentum in Game 1. And although their backs aren’t against the wall, Boston should be able to deliver a somewhat similar result this evening. The fact that the Bruins are pegged as the underdog only makes taking them straight up all that more alluring. Sign up now to make this appealing NHL postseason prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-3 Boston. The Lightning manages to keep up but the Bruins still pull away in the end. The TOTAL will be OVER.

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