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Bruins vs Lightning Odds, Picks & Best Bets (Jan 26)

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NHL Hockey

Updated Jan 26, 2023 · 6:15 AM PST

Boston Bruins Nick Foligno taking a shot
Nov 29, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Nick Foligno (17) handles the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the third period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning are -115 home favorites over the Boston Bruins in an NHL game scheduled for Thursday, January 26
  • Tampa Bay has won 10 in a row straight up on home ice
  • Boston has reached the 80-point plateau in a single season the fastest of any team in NHL history

The team that’s won the past three NHL Eastern Conference titles is playing host to the favorite to wear the crown this season, as the Boston Bruins (38-5-4, 31-16 ATS) are visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning (30-15-1, 22-24 ATS).

The #1 team in the NHL standings, Boston is 16-5 straight up on the road this season. The Bruins are are 5-0 SU and 4-1 against the puckline in the last five games against the Lightning.

Overall, Tampa Bay is barely treading above water at 5-4-1 SU through the past 10 games. However, the Lightning are 10-0 SU in their past 10 games at home.

Oddsmakers are going with the home side as the pick in this game. Tampa Bay is set as slight -115 favorites. The Lightning are 8-2 against the puckline in their last 10 home games.

Bruins vs Lightning Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Boston Bruins +1.5 (-250) O 6 (-120) -105
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 (+205) U 6 (+100) -115

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Puck drop is set for 7:00pm ET on Thursday, January 26 at Amalie Arena. Outside of local markets, the NHL package is carrying the game in Canada and the USA.

In the NHL public betting splits, the people are strongly backing the Bruins. Boston is drawing 88% of handle and 80% of bets in the puck line splits. As for the moneyline splits, the Bruins are garnering 93% of handle and 77% of bets.

When it comes to the total of 6 goals, the people are divided. The under is the play on 66% of public handle, while 56% of bets are going for the over.

Tampa Bay is 5-1-2 on the total through the past eight games. In Boston’s last seven games, the over/under is 1-4-2. The under has come through in six of the last eight games between the two teams.

Boston is the +400 chalk in the Stanley Cup odds. The Bruins are also the +220 favorite to win the Eastern Conference. Winner of two of the last three Stanley Cups, Tampa Bay is the seventh betting choice to win the Cup this season at +1600.

Bruins Setting A Record Pace

Captain Patrice Bergeron netted the game winner with 2:55 left in regulation on Tuesday as the Bruins doubled the Montreal Canadiens 4-2. Getting to the 80-point plateau in just 47 games, Boston was shattering the previous NHL mark of 49 games established by the 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers.

Posting 1-3-4 totals in the win, forward David Pastrnak was the first Bruins player to record four points in a game at Montreal since Barry Pederson in 1982. Pastrnak is also holding a hot hand of late, with 4-6-10 totals in his last five games. He’s also scored six goals in the past five games against Tampa Bay.

Pastrnak is among five NHL players this season with 30+ goals and 30+ assists. He and Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov are co-second betting choices in the Hart Trophy odds.

The Bruins are without forwards Tomas Nosek (broken foot) and Jake DeBrusk (broken fibula).

Lightning Loving Home Cooking

In a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, Lightning goaltender and candidate in the Vezina Trophy odds Andrei Vasilevskiy was earning his 250th NHL victory.

In NHL history, only Ken Dryden (381 games) made it to the milestone faster than Vasilevskiy (399 games).

Bruins vs Lightning Recent Results

Date Home-Away Moneyline Puck Line Total
01/08/2022 TB 2 BOS 5 BOS BOS Over
03/24/2022 BOS 3 TB 2 BOS TB Under
04/08/2022 TB 1 BOS 2 BOS BOS Under
11/21/2022 TB 3 BOS 5 BOS BOS Over
11/29/2022 BOS 3 TB 1 BOS BOS Under

The 10 straight home wins for Tampa Bay ties a franchise record. Captain Steven Stamkos has scored six goals in the past five games.

Boston vs Tampa Bay Pick & Prediction

The Bruins are 7-0 SU and ATS in their past seven road games. Boston has also won three straight games at Tampa Bay.

Bruins vs Lightning Same-Game Parlay Picks

Pick Odds
Brad Marchand (BOS) over 2.5 SOG -135
David Pastrnak (BOS) anytime goal scorer +114
PARLAY ODDS +288

During their five-game skid against Boston, Tampa Bay has scored nine goals. They’ve only scored more than twice in one of the five losses. Tampa Bay has gone eight straight games facing the Bruins without netting more than three goals in a single game.

Pick: Boston Bruins Moneyline (-105)

 

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