NHL Picks: Game 1-Blackhawks Vs Lightning

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Tampa Bay Lightning  
When: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Time: 8:00pm (Eastern Time) 
Where:  Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
Opening NHL oddsTampa Bay Lightning -120
NHL Betting Odds from: Bovada

For the first time in their history, Blackhawks and Lightning face off in the Stanley Cup Finals. The series will kick-off Wednesday night at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay.  Now that the final series is set, we must admit that we were treated to great hockey from the last four remaining teams. Both the first two rounds were not the most exciting, however this time we were treated to exciting games with plenty of unexpected term of events . Expect the same thing in the final since these are two teams that like to attack and have the firepower to score goals at any time.

“It’s a fast and talent packed team. They play at a high pace. We play almost the same way. It’ll be an exciting series. “said the Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford. They have an excellent and talented team. They have done good work in recent years. They won twice and I know they are capable of winning the cup. They know how to succeed, but who cares. We thirst for victory and we will work hard to get there. “said Nikita Kucherov.

Player matchup
Tyler Johnson was the most productive so far with 12 goals and 9 assists, as well as Nikita Kucherov, which is the second leading scorer in the playoffs of his present (9 goals, 10 assists in 20 games). Despite being injured during the first round, Steven Stamkos has also produced for the lightning this post-season with 7 goals and 10 assists. While on the other hand, Patrick Kane (10 goals-10 assists), Jonathan Toews (9 goals-9 assists) and Duncan Keith (2 goals -16 assist) are loyal to their habits.

Goaltenders Matchup
Crawford (2.56 / 0.919) will face Ben Bishop (2.15 / 0.920). — (Avg. Goals/ Save %)

Vegas Sports Betting| Stanley Cup Finals| Blackhawks Vs Lightning

Sports Betting Preview

Both The Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning will be aiming for their first win of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday Night when they face-off at Amalie Arena.

Oddsmakers opened the lines with Chicago as a -120 money line favorite. Our top online sportsbooks all have different odds and are continuously changing their lines. Currently, your best bet is with BetOnline that is if you are betting for Tampa Bay (+112).

In their previous matchup, the Lightning were 2-0 road winners versus the Rangers in Game 7. Tampa was a +145 moneyline underdog for that matchup & totals led to the UNDER

The Blackhawks were also road winners in the most recent outing. They were able to beat the Ducks 5-3 in game 7. Chicago was a +116 moneyline underdog as well with total combined goals leading to the OVER.

Sports Betting Trends, Picks & Predictions

Chicago:
Team record: 60-32-7
Chicago is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games 
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games 
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 9 games on the road

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 62-32-8
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games 
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games 
Tampa Bay is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Tampa Bay Saturday, June 6

 

Vegas Sports Betting Free Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning +112 (Betonline)

 

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