Stadium: TD Garden (Boston)
Prediction for the NHL Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning match, which will take place on March 25. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Boston has had a phenomenal regular season with consistently good results. The Bears are in their eighth decade of play and still haven't had a single losing streak. It's already clear that the Black and Yellow will win the President's Cup for their win in the first part of the season, and they don't even think about slowing down. They have won five games in the last five games by a combined score of 21:5. That surge allowed Boston to solidify their lead in the Eastern Conference standings, 15 points ahead of their nearest pursuer.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay is another top NHL club, but over the past three seasons, they have played in the Stanley Cup Finals three times. Finding motivation for regular-season games has become very difficult because of fatigue among the leading players. Nevertheless, the Lightning has almost guaranteed a playoff appearance, which is the most important thing, as the Cup battles will be played entirely differently. They have lost their last three games in a row to New Jersey (2:5), Montreal (2:3), and Ottawa (2:7). The string of losses dropped the Blue and White to sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Boston and Tampa Bay are two real contenders to win the Stanley Cup. However, they approach the encounter in different forms. Bears spent the whole regular season at the highest level, and now they have a 5-match winning streak. The Lightning can't boast anything similar; they are often in a slump and haven't scored a single point in their last three meetings. They are the favorites to win the game, so we must bet on Boston's victory.
Boston and Tampa Bay rarely indulge in the high-scoring activity. The two top teams always play as pragmatically as possible, and that's why in the last five head-to-head encounters, we've only seen 24 goals scored (4.80 goals per game average), which is a very modest number by NHL standards, while the total under had been broken four times. And now we shouldn't expect any miracles of performance. On this basis, the best option for the prediction seems to be a total under 5.5, and separately it is worth betting on the total over 0.5 points of Dmitry Orlov.