Saturday, May 16, 2015
Eastern Conference Finals- Game 1
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The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the New York Rangers on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The opening line has Tampa Bay at +120 and New York at -140. The over/under had been set at 5.
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The Lightning are 5-1 in their last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 5-1 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. They are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The under is 6-2-1 in the Lightning last 9 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 6-2-2 in their last 10 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
The Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. They are 26-8 in their last 34 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and 50-19 in their last 69 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in the Rangers last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0-1 in their last 5 home games.
Head-to-head, the Lightning are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and the road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Lightning are 58-37-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Lightning are 48-42-0 against the Over/Under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
New York Rangers are 61-33-0 Against the Spread
New York Rangers are 41-41-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Lightning
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
05/14/15 RW Ryan Callahan Appendix is upgraded to "?" Saturday vs. NY Rangers
New York Rangers
05/15/15 D Dan Boyle Head probable Saturday vs. Tampa Bay
04/27/15 LW Mats Zuccarello Concussion out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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