Lightning at Blackhawks - 6/10/15 Game Four Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (64-33-8) at Chicago Blackhawks (61-34-7)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -155 / Tampa Bay Lightning +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks meet Wednesday night in game four of the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to take a commanding 3-0 lead with a victory. The Lightning are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Tampa Bay Lightning have one power play goal in their last four games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Johnson leads Tampa Bay with 13 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 12 assists and Alex Killorn has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and a power play goal in six of their last nine games. Andrei Vasilevskiy has allowed four goals on 38 shots faced and Ben Bishop has given up 49 goals on 608 shots.
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The Chicago Blackhawks need this win to have a real shot of winning the series. The Blackhawks are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Chicago Blackhawks have four power play goals in their last four games and have won four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 10 goals, Marian Hossa has 12 assists and Jonathan Toews has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blackhawks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and a power play goal in four of their last eight games. Scott Darling has allowed 11 goals on 171 shots faced and Corey Crawford has given up 45 goals on 534 shots.
The Lightning are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 12-4 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blackhawks are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 93-42 in their last 135 home games. The Lightning are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The same reason I picked the Lightning in game three is the same reason I'm picking them here. One, the chalky line for Chicago holds no value. Also, I think this Tampa Bay team is better on the road than at home. Once again, give me Tampa Bay on the road for the plus money.