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UNDER Trend as Hawks Seek 2-0 Lead

After picking up the victory as road underdogs on the NHL moneyline in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final on Wednesday night the Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to extend their series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning to 2-0 on Saturday.

The Lightning had been pegged as -123 home favorites at the online sportsbooks in Game 1 on Wednesday, but Chicago scored late to pick up a 2-1 victory in an UNDER result for bettors. The UNDER is now 4-1 in their last five meetings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Chicago Blackhawks opened as 120 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.2-3 win for the Lightning on Saturday. 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

62-33-8 Tampa Bay battles the Blackhawks, currently with a 61-32-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 52-48-3 for the Lightning and 37-47-16 for the Blackhawks. Stay Informed: Follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Tampa Bay Lightning) and the No. 22 (Chicago Blackhawks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.09 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 19.38% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 82.06% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at +111 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
  • Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chicago is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Tampa Bay, Monday, June 8th