Will Lightning Strike Twice in the Same Place?

NHL Jun 06, 2022

When it comes to sides betting, "don't bet teams, bet numbers."

If we are betting numbers then the New York Rangers priced at 2.45 at Spreads.ca is the way to go.

There's a saying that Lightning never strikes twice in the same spot. The Tampa Bay Lightning hope to prove that wrong when they take to the ice on Tuesday evening in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series against the high-flying New York Rangers.

Two nights ago, it looked like the New Yorkers were on the verge of taking a 3-0 game lead in the Eastern Conference Final. They were up 2-0 and dominating Tampa Bay. However, the Lightning scored three straight goals, including two in the 3rd period and moved the series to a 2-1 edge, with the opportunity to even things up on Tuesday night.

Hence, the Lightning are hoping for another big bolt of energy.  Their playoffs fortunes will depend on it.

The puck drops at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay on Tuesday, June 7th at 8:00 pm EST.

At Spreads.ca Tampa Bay is priced at 1.55 to win, coming back at 2.45 on New York.  The game total is 5.5 goals.

Prediction (powered by Pointspreads.ca):

Tampa Bay has a 51-23-8 record overall and a 24-8-6 record on its home ice this season. New York has a 24-13-2 record on the road and a 52-24-6 record overall this season. So, something has to give.

This is a strange (and contradictory) pick for us because we think Tampa Bay will probably even the series at 2-2 in this critical match. However, we're getting back 3:2 odds (+150) by wagering on the underdog Rangers. Clearly, if you are a seeker of value in sports gambling, then New York is absolutely the correct side.

We began this short report with a saying about Lightning striking twice, but there is another popular saying that will tip the scales for us on our decision.

When it comes to sides betting, "don't bet teams, bet numbers."

If we are betting numbers then the New York Rangers priced at 2.45 at Spreads.ca is the way to go.

Game 4 Prediction:

Tampa Bay Lightning – 3

New York Rangers – 2

(....but we're betting on the Rangers)

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