The UNDER has paid off for totals bettors in five of the last seven games between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks as those teams hit the ice together on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the 2015 Stanley Cup final.
And that includes an UNDER result in Game 3 on Monday night, with Tampa Bay winning 3-2 as a road underdog in that contest to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Tampa Bay is now 8-2 in its past 10 games against Chicago.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to back the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning before puck drop in this match found them as 140 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.
A 3.2-3.1 result in favor of the Lightning is the prediction by the Odds –
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Chicago will face the 64-33-8 Lightning. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 38-48-16 in over under betting so far this season while the Tampa Bay Lightning are 53-49-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
The Lightning – Blackhawks odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 22 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 2.
The game also pits Chicago’s No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.86 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 18.18% while the Lightning defense kills off 82.93% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +146 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
- Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
- Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games on the road
- Chicago is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games
- Chicago is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
- Chicago is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay home to Chicago, Saturday, June 13th