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Bolts Home Favorites for Cup Game 5

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the favorites on the NHL moneyline for Saturday night as they play host to the Chicago Blackhawks with the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final all square at two victories apiece heading into the contest.

Chicago edged Tampa Bay 2-1 as a -180 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in Game 4 of the series on Wednesday night, with the UNDER paying off for totals bettors for the third time in the first four games of the Stanley Cup final.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Chicago Blackhawks before puck drop in this match found them as 105 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

A 3.2-3 result in favor of the Lightning is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 62-34-7 this season, while the Lightning are 64-34-8. Chicago is 38-49-16 on the totals; Tampa Bay is 53-50-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Chicago injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Lightning rated this week at No. 2 and the Chicago Blackhawks sitting at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 2-ranked offense (3.08 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.41 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 19.18% rate while the Blackhawks have a 82.29% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Blackhawks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -180 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Chicago is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Tampa Bay, Monday, June 15th

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