The Chicago Blackhawks are favored to both pay out on the NHL moneyline and win the Stanley Cup on Monday night as they take the ice at home at the United Center in Game 6 of the best-of-seven series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Blackhawks went up 3-2 in the series on Saturday night with a 2-1 road win as a betting underdog on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks, in an UNDER result on the totals. The UNDER has paid off in four of the first five games in the series.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re going with the Chicago Blackhawks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -160 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bodog) early today for Monday’s contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.
Odds – VSB score prediction models pick a 3.2-3.1 result in favor of the Blackhawks today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Blackhawks bring a 63-34-7 record to the battle against the 64-35-8 Lightning. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 38-50-16 so far and the Lightning go 53-51-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
This game puts the Chicago Blackhawks, most recently No. 22 in the Odds – VSB
NHL Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.
The game also pits Chicago’s No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.85 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.53 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 17.9% while the Lightning defense kills off 83.19% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Blackhawks were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 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 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games on the road
- Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Chicago
- Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games
- Chicago is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
- Chicago is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay home to Chicago, Wednesday, June 17th