Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins Hockey Betting Odds
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The hockey betting odds and lines are primed for another successful night of NHL betting. Last night we saw a total of 10 different matchups for bettors to choose from but this evening there will be a slightly smaller selection as only 8 teams will take to the ice to bring us a total of 4 games for this evening’s action. Considering that the pairing between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins will receive the national spotlight, fans might want to mulch over some 2 team teaser odds for this specific matchup. Let’s take a look.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins – Wednesday, Nov. 29th
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Stream: NBC Sports, NHL TV
Hockey Betting Odds:
Tampa Bay Lightning TBP
Boston Bruins TBP
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning crash into this Wednesday night’s contest with a 17-5-2 record that ranks them 1st in the Atlantic Division with their 36 point tally. The Lightning’s 36 points on the sportsbook betting season is the best of any team in the NHL, which says a lot about this year’s Tampa Bay squadron. However, despite ranking as the best team in the league, the Lightning have posted a meager 2-3 record in their last 5 games. During that time span, Tampa Bay’s 3 losses came against the New York Islanders, the Washington Capitals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins; so it’s not like they’re losing to the worst teams in the league. Nonetheless, in order to be the best you have to beat the best and Tampa Bay hasn’t been doing that as of late. If you’re only as good as you’re last one, then the Lightning have a little proving to do this evening against a worthy opponent.
Fans tuning in for this contest should keep an eye on Steven Stamkos, who has been an absolute powerhouse for Tampa Bay this evening. Stamkos has 36 points to his name this season, thanks to his 10 goals and whopping 26 assists.
The Bruins slide into this Eastern Conference matchup sporting a 10-8-4 record that ranks the franchise 4th in the Atlantic Division due to the 24 points the club has accrued on the season. That 24-point tally gives Boston a slight 1-point lead over the 5th place Montreal Canadiens and places them 1-point behind the 3rd place Detroit Red Wings. Boston is coming off a 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers that snapped a 4-game winning streak the Bruins had strived for. At the time of writing this article; the hockey betting odds haven’t come out yet which shows that NHL bookmakers are having a hard time sizing this matchup. However, if the Bruins are pegged as the underdog this evening, NHL bettors might want to try their luck on Boston considering the recent struggles that Tampa bay has undergone.
Boston will be hoping for a big performance from David Pastrnak this evening. Pastrnak leads the club in points and goals this season with 22 points to his name thanks to the 12 goals and 8 assists Pastrnak has racked up.