Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Eastern Conference Finals- Game 6
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The New York Rangers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Lightning lead the series 3-2. The opening line has New York at +115 and Tampa Bay at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have been scoring goals all season but their defense in this game is what has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup Finals for just the second time in franchise history. No scoring occurred until the second period in Game 5 when Valtteri Filppula scored his third goal of the playoffs with the assist coming from Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman. Stamkos then tallied his seventh goal of these playoffs at the 18:22 mark of the second period on a power play opportunity. The goal was assisted by Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov.
Ben Bishop had 26 saves for the Lightning and Tampa's special teams controlled the game. They killed off 4 power plays with only allowing 4 shots total.
In head-to-head matchups, the over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and the Rangers are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
New York Rangers are 63-36-0 Against the Spread
New York Rangers are 43-43-0 against the Over/Under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Lightning are 61-39-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Lightning are 51-44-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
New York Rangers
05/24/15 LW Mats Zuccarello Concussion questionable Tuesday vs. Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Lightning
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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