What are the Stanley Cup Odds for the potential closeout game for the Tampa Bay Lightning? Game Five saw the Lightning turn the tables on the Penguins in overtime to push Pittsburgh to the brink of elimination. Even in the face of all this adversity, the Pens are the road favorites for this one. What must the Lightning due to dash the hopes of the oddsmakers this evening? Thank you for visiting us at HRWager as we present our Free Pick to profit by for the game tonight with the puck dropping at 8PM EST.
Stanley Cup Odds for Game Six
Both the oddsmakers and the early action are in unison with Pittsburgh. Around -130 was the ML on the Pens and it has been bet to the -140 level. 5 1/2 is the total for this one and it has been nibbled at on both sides. Part of the uneven price on the Penguins is a result of their brand name. People like to bet teams that they know. Combine that with star power and a free flowing offense and a lot of the amateur money goes to them. All of this flies in the face of the foundation for Stanley Cup wagering. Goaltending is often the make you or break you factor for hockey handicappers.
Both teams have had to go with two netminders in this series. Tampa saw Ben Bishop go down with an injury. Andrei Vasilevskiy has heated up enough that he is not giving away easy goals. On the other end of the stick, Pittsburgh has had both of their netminders slumping as of late. Murray was hot but had one bad game so the regular starter got his gig back. Fleury surrendered the equalizer with less than four minutes left. Overtime did not get past the one minute mark as Tampa won in rapid fashion. Tampa has a slight edge here in this pivotal position for Game Six.
Two Free Picks are on the menu today. We advise our readership to bet the Tampa Bay ML for this one. The totals are an interesting wager as a strong trend is present. 16-2-1 are the overs in the last nineteen games between these two teams. Over 5 1/2 is our other recommendation. Good fortune with your selections today and we will see you tomorrow here at HRWager.