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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 03/07/2020 NHL Predictions, Betting Odds and Game Analysis
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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 03/07/2020 – A glimpse of a potential playoff showdown will be served when the Boston Bruins collide against the Tampa Bay Lightning for the fourth time this season on Saturday in Massachusetts. The Bruins aim to even up the season series by following up their 2-1 victory in Tampa Bay on Tuesday win another victory after conceding in their first two meetings. Positioned at the top of the league, Boston is obviously favored in the updated NHL Betting Lines, pegged at -135 at home as the Lightning are faced with the task to defy a +115 money line price.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 03/07/2020
When: Saturday, March 07, 07:00 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: FS Sun
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 03/07/2020 Betting Odds:
Tampa Bay Lightning
It was a slow start that hurt Tampa Bay Lightning in Tuesday’s setback against the Bruins who has proven to be steadier by asserting unparalleled aggression marked by a 35-21 disparity on shots. Tampa Bay trails Boston by nine points in the Atlantic Division standings carrying a 42-20-5 overall tally as it begins a three-game road trip that will shift to Detroit and Toronto for their next two assignments. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy notched a league-best 34 victories after he successfully deflected 32 shots in their last win. Ryan McDonagh, meanwhile, is reportedly nearing his return following a month of being sidelined due to a lower back injury.
Players to watch: Nikita Kucherov (GP 65, G 32, A 50, PTS 82), Steven Stamkos (GP 57, G 29, A 37, PTS 66), Brayden Point (GP 63, G 23, A 38, PTS 61).
The Bruins, who are still second to no one in the NHL, boast an outstanding 22-3-9 record in games played in Boston while proving to be the same thorn on the side of the opposition even in games outside the TD Garden as they have captured three of their current four-game winning streak on the road. Thursday’s game against their division rivals will just be a quick return at home as they are scheduled to fly to Philadelphia on Tuesday and Buffalo on Friday. Brandon Carlo and Ondrej Kase, who suffered separate injuries on Thursday, are questionable for Saturday’s game. David Pastrnak, the team’s leader in points with 93, will be in the vanguard of his undermanned squad as he looks to improve his 23-point total in 17 games since the All-Star break.
Players to watch: David Pastrnak (GP 68, G 47, A 46, PTS 93), Brad Marchand (GP 68, G 28, A 57, PTS 85), Patrice Bergeron (GP 59, G 30, A 25, PTS 55).
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Betting Predictions
Lightning is 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games.
Bruins are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
Lightning vs Bruins Betting Picks
The Bruins will show why they still reign supreme in the NHL as they are about to stamp their class over their Atlantic Division rivals Lightning. Boston’s composure at home will come under siege as Tampa Bay will launch a gritty assault, but the Bruins are made for moments where pressure is the main order of business. As they are committed to winning all season long, expect Boston to fend off Tampa Bay and keep them at bay for their fifth straight win.
Score Prediction: Lightning 2, Bruins 3.