Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins - 11/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Bruins (5-4-0) at Tampa Bay Lightning (5-4-0)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -179 / Boston Bruins +140 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, SUN
The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning clash Thursday in a NHL game at the Amalie Arena.
The Boston Bruins look to finish their four-game road trip on a solid three-game winning streak. The Bruins are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 6.3 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with five goals, Brad Marchand has seven assists and Dominic Moore has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 87.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up six goals on 153 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed eight goals on 53 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed just one goal in their last three games compared to 14 goals in their three previous games.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a statement home victory after splitting their last eight games overall. The Lightning are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with seven goals, Nikita Kucherov has nine assists and Alex Killorn has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing three goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their opponents power plays. Ben Bishop has given up 23 goals on 211 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has allowed six goals on 85 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning are 6-0 this season when scoring more than one goal.
The Bruins are 3-7 in their last 10 games following a win and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lightning are 70-34 in their last 104 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic. The Bruins are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Tampa Bay and 49-22-5 in the last 76 meetings overall.
The Bruins have had enough road success this season to consider them for the heavy plus money. However, the Lightning remain one of the tougher teams in the league to beat at home and have won every game this season when scoring more than one goal. Tampa Bay has been impressive overall and you have to feel strong about backing them on their home ice.