Betting NHL expectations are high for the Boston Bruins as they have proven to be one of the better balanced teams in the NHL online betting post season.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Boston Bruins in game 3 of their best of seven Eastern Conference Finals series which is tied at 1 game apiece. Versus will telecast this matchup on Thursday with a starting time of 8 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this pivotal showdown so be sure to open your account today.
Tampa Bay won game 1 of this series 5-2 but Boston rebounded in game 2 with a 6-5 win as both games went over the total.
Boston was 24-12-2-3 with the hockey gambling odds on the road this year and went over the total in just 15 out of 41 away games. The Bruins ranked 5th in the NHL for scoring offense and 2nd for goals against. Tim Thomas has been sharp in goal for the Bruins with a 2.39 goals against average and 9 wins. Nathan Horton and David Krejci each had 6 goals for Boston.
Tampa Bay was 25-11-1-4 with the hockey lines at home this season and went over the total in 24 out of 41 games as a host. The Lightning ranked 8th in the NHL for goal scoring but were just 22nd for goals against.
Dwayne Roloson has been outstanding in goal for Tampa Bay during the playoffs however with a 2.37 goals against average, 9 wins, and 1 shutout. The Lightning have been led by Vincent Lecavalier who has 6 goals and 10 assists. Martin St. Louis added 9 goals and 16 assists so far in the playoffs and Sean Bergenheim has scored 8 goals.
Boston has won 13 out of their last 20 games against the Lighting with 6 of the last 8 games between the teams going over the total. Boston has also done well against the Lightning on the road with 8 wins in their last 12 games at Tampa Bay as 2 of the last 3 games between the teams in Tampa have gone over the betting NHL total.