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NHL: Lightning vs. Boston Bruins Prediction 1/6/2024

The Tampa Bay Lightning (19-16-5) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (23-8-6) on Saturday, January 6th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston. The Lightning are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bruins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Penguins. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Coming Off A Win

Coming into their game vs. Bruins, the Lightning have a 19-16-5 record. They hold a 11-5-3 record when playing at home, and they have gone 8-11-2 on the road. In the Eastern Atlantic division, they are currently 4th, and in the Eastern conference, they come into the game sitting 9th. Tampa Bay’s average scoring margin this season is -0.1 leading to an overall puck line record of 19-21. Their scoring margin at home is +.6 and -0.8 on the road.

The Lightning recently played against the Wild and secured a win with a score of 4-1. On offense, the Lightning were held scoreless in the first period, but found the net two times in the second period and ended with two goals in the third. Tampa Bay’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 30 shots on goal and 10 giveaways.

Tampa Bay secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As they head into their game vs. the Lightning, the Bruins have a 23-8-6 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 11-3-3, and they have a 12-5-3 mark on the road. They are currently positioned 1st in the Eastern Atlantic division and 2nd in the Eastern conference. Boston’s average scoring margin for the season is +.7, resulting in an overall puck line record of 20-17. When playing at home their scoring margin is +.9, whereas in away games, they are at +.5.

Following a 6-5 loss at home to the Penguins, the Bruins are eager to bounce back. Against the Penguins, the Bruins’ offense scored in all three periods. The Boston offense recorded 29 shots on goal and successfully netted one time while short-handed during the game.

In this game, Boston was favored by -1.5, but they suffered a loss against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 11 goals.

Tampa Bay Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Lightning are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 7th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 9th in the league. This year, the Lightning have recorded a 12-11 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 7-5 record.

The Lightning’s over/under record this season is 17-19-4. For the season, they have had 19 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

Boston Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Bruins come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 22nd position in the league. The Boston offense is ranked 9th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 30th in the NHL.

This season, the Bruins’ have an over/under record of 18-19-0. Throughout the season, they have played 19 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Tampa Bay Team Defense

Defensively, the Lightning come into the season ranked 8th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Tampa Bay. For the season, they are ranked 5th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Boston Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Bruins head into the game ranked 9th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.9 shots per game against Boston. So far, they are 12th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

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  • Through their last ten road games, Tampa Bay has an puck line record of just 2-8. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last five home games, Boston has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Bruins have a straight up record of 7-3 and an puck line mark of 9-1.
  • Although the Lightning have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 1-4.

Lightning vs Bruins Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Bruins to secure a victory over the Lightning at home. With the moneyline currently set at -161, I’m locking in my bet on the Bruins straight-up.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Lightning to cover. Even in the event of a Bruins victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Lightning should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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