Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins
Date and Time: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
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Lightning vs. Bruins TV Coverage: NBCSN
Tampa Bay Lightning Record and Metrics
Tampa Bay has an Offshore sportsbooks record of 47-11-3-1 as the clearly best team both in the NHL and the Atlantic Division. The Lightning are 30-28-4 over the total. Tampa Bay has NHL rankings of first for goal scoring and power play efficiency and fifth for goals against while ranking second for the penalty kill. Tampa Bay is one of the hottest teams on the board with eight wins in their last nine games and just one of their last five games going over the total.
Boston Bruins Record and Metrics
Boston has an Online sportsbooks record of 36-17-6-3 with 24-35-3 under the total as the second place team in the Atlantic Division. Boston ranks 15th in the NHL for goal scoring and second for the power play. On the back end the Bruins rank second for goals against and 15th for the penalty kill. Boston is in top form with seven payouts in their last eight games. The Bruins have gone under the total in three of their last five games.
Tampa Bay has been one of the top road teams in any sport. The Lighting have paid in 15 of their last 19 away games with six of their last eight road games going under the total. Boston has been solid on home ice at TD Garden. The Bruins have come away with the cash in 13 of their last 19 home games with three of their last five home tilts going under the total.
Head to Head Series
Lightning has struck the Bruins in six of the last seven meetings in this series with just one of the last five games between these teams going over the total. Tampa Bay has also won their last two visits to TD Garden against the Bruins. These two teams have cleared the total in just two of their last six meetings in Beantown.
Lightning to Watch
Tampa Bay captain and center Steven Stamkos has been the marquee man for the Lighting the past several seasons. Stamkos is such a mainstay for the Bolts that he refused to use free agency to leave the franchise a couple of years ago. Stamkos has 33 goals and 40 assists on the season with a plus two. Tampa Bay center Brayden Point has a team best 35 goals.
Bruins to Watch
Boston left wig David Pastrnak has become one of the best at that position with 31 goals and 35 assists with a plus one.
Between the Pipes
For Boston Tuukka Rask has a save percentage of .920 with Jaroslav Halak is at .924. Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy has a save percentage of .931 while backup Louis Domingue is at .908.
Lightning vs. Bruins Betting Odds Free Picks
Tampa Bay is a proven road commodity and has also shown the ability to get the money at Boston. Beyond that the Lightning are blistering hot and in full control of the payout window. As good as Boston has been the Lightning have been ever better. The Bolts will also get a favorable price as the road team facing a public opponent that is also in good form.
Lightning vs. Bruins Betting Pick: Bet the Tampa Bay Lightning
Lightning vs. Bruins Score Prediction: Lightning 3, Bruins 2