It’s almost Memorial Day, which can only mean one annual tradition in the world of motorsports — it’s Indy 500 time. The Indianapolis race goes down on Sunday, May 29 and we have a complete betting guide for the 2022 Indy 500 right here. You’ll want to read this through for up-to-date odds and, of […]
Play Now50% up to $500
Play Now50% bonus up to $1000
Play Now50% up to $1000
Play Now100% up to $300
Play Now100% up to $500
Play Now$500 Sign Up Bonus
Play Now100% FREE PLAY or 20% CASH
NHL Playoff Game Pick
Last year, the Tampa Bay Lightning lost Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final on home ice to the New York Rangers, but then went to Madison Square Garden and won Game 7 to advance to the Stanley Cup final. Will history repeat itself?
Pens Vs Lightning Game 7 Matchup Comparison
By Bob Duff
Tampa Bay Lightining (+180) at Pittburgh Penguins (-189)
Following a 5-2 loss at Amalie Arena in Game 6 with a chance to wrap up the series at their fingertips, you might think the Tampa Bay Lightning are done like dinner heading to Consol Engery Center to try and win Game 7 on the road. But just last year, the Lightning were drilled 7-3 at home by the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, only to record a 2-0 shutout win over the Rangers in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden.
In the only previous playoff series between these two teams, the Lightning rallied from a 3-1 series deficit in the opening round of the 2011 playoffs and posted a 1-0 victory at Pittsburgh in Game 7. Game 7 hasn't been kind to the Penguins in recent springs. They are 7-7 all-time in the scenario and last won a Game 7 at Detroit to capture the 2009 Stanley Cup final. At Pittsburgh, the Penguins are 2-7 all-time, and have lost three straight Game 7s on home ice. The Penguins' last home-ice win in Game 7 came against Washington in 1995.
A worrisome development for the Lightning has to be the strong play of Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby. He notched a goal and an assist in Game 6 and has potted the winner in all three Pittsburgh victories in the series. Crosby has collected five points in six games and shows 4-8-12 numbers in 14 career games when the Penguins have faced elimination.
The Lightning will again go without captain Steven Stamkos (blood clot), who has missed the entire series and goalie Ben Bishop (lower body injury), who was hurt in the first period of Game 1. That means it's Andrei Vasilevskiy, who's faced at least 33 shots in every game so far, in net for Tampa Bay. Rookie Matt Murray, who returned to action in Game 6 after being replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury for Game 5, gets the nod for the Penguins.
The Tampa Bay forward unit of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn has combined for 23 goals and 49 points in the playoffs. Phil Kessel has scored nine goals for the Penguins, the most tallies by a Pittsburgh player in postseason play in seven years.
Over the course of the six games, the Penguins have proven to be the better team, dominating puck possession stats and outshooting the Lightning in every game.
Pick: The Penguins (-189)
Category : NewsMore articles...
Back Eintracht Frankfurt for Europa League glory in Wednesday’s final against Rangers. Who do Bettors Favor? Looking at the best sportsbook sites, we can see that the German team are the strong favorite going into this final. Eintracht Frankfurt are priced at around +130 with most sportsbooks, while their Scottish rivals Rangers can be backed […]
The second golf major of the year is days away — the PGA Championship, which runs from May 19 to May 22. Here’s a complete betting guide to the 2022 PGA Championship, which includes our picks to win, current odds, and an overarching preview of what lays ahead. We have to start with the betting […]
You can bet on the tie when Liverpool meet Chelsea at Wembley for the second time this year. Who do Bettors Favor? Looking at the best sportsbook sites, we can see that Liverpool will start as favorites at Wembley as they can be backed at Evens. Chelsea, their rivals for the League Cup trophy back […]