Boston Bruins (16-2) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (11-6-1)
November 21, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -115 / Boston Bruins -105; Over/Under: +6
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The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Monday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena. The Boston Bruins have won 6 straight games. The Tampa Bay Lightning have won 4 straight games.
The Boston Bruins are averaging 4.11 goals per game and are scoring on 28.8 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 11 goals, Hampus Lindholm has 14 assists and Jake DeBrusk has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.06 goals per game and are killing 89.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 25 goals on 396 shots faced, and Jeremy Swagman has allowed 11 goals on 100 shots.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.39 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 10 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 18 assists and Brayden Point has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 3.06 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 37 goals on 406 shots faced, and Brian Elliott has allowed 17 goals on 156 shots.
The Bruins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 43-16 in their last 59 overall. The Lightning are 37-15 in their last 52 home games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The under is 5-2 in Bruins last 7 overall. The over is 6-2 in Lightning last 8 home games. The Bruins are 6-16 in the last 22 meetings. The underdog is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The road team is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to get the benefit of the doubt because they’re at home, but I’m not stepping in front of these Bruins. A 16-2 record and the second most profitable team in the league, the Bruins are a cash cow that shouldn’t be stepped in front of until they cool off. I don’t care who the opponent is or where the game is played. Give me the Bruins.
Randy Chambers’s Free Pick:
Boston Bruins -105