Chicago Blackhawks Vs Tampa Bay Lightning
When: Saturday, June 12th, 2015
Time: 8:00pm (Eastern Time)
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida, USA
Opening NHL odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -125
NHL Betting Odds from: Bovada
The Chicago Blackhawks were able to hold off the Tampa Lighting in Game 4 to make this series even at 2-2. The Blackhawks endured through last minutes shots on goal from the Lightning which allowed them to get the win. Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews scored two goals in Chicago’s victory. The only goal scored by the Tampa Bay Lightning came from Alex Killorn. The series will now shift to Tampa for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals where both teams will face-off on Saturday Night .
Vasilevskiy surprisingly started in the place of Ben Bishop for Game 4. Although the Lightning did not get the victory, Vasilevskiy held Chicago with 17 saves on the road in a playoff environment. Despite the loss, the young goalie played pretty good allowing only two goals to the Blackhawks. However, he was outperformed by Chicago’s goaltender Corey Crawford. The Blackhawks goalie finished the night with 24 saves and had a remarkable last-minute performance as the Lightning fired a number of late shots in an attempt to tie the game and send it to overtime.
Ben Bishops Status
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, who was bothered by an injury, was not on the ice at the start of practice on Friday morning with his team. His presence for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night is uncertain. Andrei Vasilevskiy undertook Game 4 and he will be in nets once again if Bishop is not able to return to the ice. Coach Jon Cooper said Bishop would play again in this series, but he did not specify any game. The Lightning will be evaluating Bishops injuries on daily basis.
Sports Betting Preview
The Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning will both be looking to take the lead in series when they face-off in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Amalie Arena on Saturday Night.
The odds have opened Tampa Bay as a -125 money line favorite going into game 5. Our top online sportsbooks all have been continuously changing their lines. Currently, your best bet is going with Bovada that is if you are putting your money on Chicago (+100).
In their most recent meeting, Chicago was a 2-1 winner at home against Tampa Bay. Bettors who put their money on the Blackhawks as a -155 money line favorite collected their winnings on Wednesday Night. The total combined score of (3) led to the UNDER.
Sports Betting Trends, Picks & Predictions
Team record: 62-34-7
Chicago is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Team record: 64-34-8
Tampa Bay is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Chicago
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
Tampa Bay at Chicago Monday, June 15
*Pick May Change Depending on Ben Bishops Status
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