Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning
|Date & Time||Monday March 25, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Boston Bruins +130 / Tampa Bay Lightning -155 -- Over/Under: 6
The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Monday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena.
The Boston Bruins look for another win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 26 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 33 goals, Brad Marchand has 60 assists and David Krejci has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 94 goals on 1,140 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 82 goals on 1,082 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 13 games.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 29.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Point leads Tampa Bay with 40 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 83 assists and Steven Stamkos has 214 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 85.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 115 goals on 1,607 shots faced and Louis Domingue has allowed 75 goals on 812 shots. The Tampa Bay Lightning have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.
The Bruins are 11-2 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-17 in their last 25 games as a road underdog and 19-7 in their last 26 overall. The Lightning are 43-10 in their last 53 games as a favorite, 39-12 in their last 51 games as a home favorite and 48-13 in their last 61 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bruins are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 road games. The over is 6-1 in Lightning last 7 overall.
The Tampa Bay Lightning haven't lost back-to-back games since February 5-7, and that was the only time they've lost two games in a row since mid-November. To say the Lightning have been the safest pick in hockey this season would be an understatement and even with them favored most nights, they're still head and shoulders the most profitable team this season in the sport. The Lightning have also won six of the last eight meetings against the Boston Bruins. I'll side with the Lightning on their home ice for obvious reasons.