Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Chicago Blackhawks
When: Monday, June 15th, 2015
Time: 8:00pm (Eastern Time)
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Opening NHL odds: Chicago Blackhawks -165
NHL Betting Odds from: Bovada
This Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks will try to achieve what they could not do for over 75 years: winning the Stanley Cup in front of their home crowd. The team led by Joel Quenneville, who holds a 3-2 lead, against the Tampa Bay Lightning after the first five games of the Stanley Cup final, will try to win the honor in the windy city for first time since the 1937-1938 seasons. In 1970-1971, the Blackhawks had a chance to please their fans with the series tied 3-3 after the first six games and a 2-0 led in Game 7. However, the blackhawks had allowed three unanswered goals to the Montreal Canadiens, who stole a 3-2 victory and also the series in seven games at Chicago Stadium.
More than ever, the two teams that are present in the Stanley Cup Finals have statistics that are common in several areas. Looking at the historical data of the clash between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning, we find that most categories are almost equal except brought to play. The Blackhawks scored 11 goals whereas the Lightning have scored 10, the power play produced two goals in 13 attempts for the Blackhawks, against 1 in 12 for the Lightning. The Blackhawks were sentenced to only 26 penalty minutes, two less than the Lightning. The Blackhawks were higher in regards to retaining an efficiency of 58.72% (175 of 298 attempts gains) against 41.28% for the Lightning (123 gains of 298 occasions) and the team of Joel Quenneville dominated in four of the first five games in this area, except in game 1. Five games decided by one goal that ties the finals of 1950-1951 (Note that the first five games were decided by one goal which ties the Stanley Cup Final record). In 1950-1951, the five games had also been decided by a single goal, all five games needed overtime, while the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens (4-1).
With such tight/close statistical data don’t be surprised to see this final reach a game 7.
Sports Betting Preview
The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks will be aiming for a victory on Monday when they face-off at United Center in game 6 of the series. Tampa Bay face elimination and Chicago is looking to close out the series
Oddsmakers have opened the odds with Chicago as a -165 moneyline favorite going into game 6. Currently, the odds on the moneyline differ from sportsbooks:
In their most recent game, Chicago was a 2-1 road winner versus the Lightning. The Blackhawks were a +105 moneyline Underdog and total combined score of 3 led for the under for the fourth straight game.
Sports Betting Trends, Picks & Predictions
Team record: 64-35-8
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
Team record: 63-34-7
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
Tampa Bay home to Chicago Wednesday, June 17
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