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Prediction for Boston Bruins - Tampa Bay Lightning 14 February 2024

On the 14th of February, a match between the Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning will take place as part of the next game day in the NHL. The meeting will start at 03:00 Moscow time. Both teams resumed the season very unevenly after the break and it is important for both to win in this meeting. Will the home court help Boston this time?

🏒 Tentative lineups for Boston vs Tampa Bay:

Boston : Ullmark (Swaimen) - Gzhelczyk, McAvoy - Marchand, Coyle, DeBrask

"Tampa Bay": Vasilevskiy (Johansson) - Reddish, Hedman - Kucherov, Point, Stamkos

❌ Injuries:

Boston: Lucic, Poitras

"Tampa Bay": Brown, Jeannot, Sergachev

Boston could use a young centre Matthew Poitras, who has fit very well into the lineup this season. He's already skating with the team and a decision on his participation in the game will be made before the game. We won't see Milan Lucic on the ice for the rest of the season.

Mikhail Sergachev is out for the rest of the season and that's a loss for Tampa, as he's one of the team's two main defencemen. Tanner Jeanneau is important to the bottom lines and he is also placed on the long-term injured list.

📊 Statistical preview for Boston vs Tampa Bay:

  • The team playing on home ice has won the last five head-to-head matchups. We bet on Boston to win at 2.07.
  • The two teams average 1.2 goals in the third periods. We bet that in the 3rd period both will score (yes) for 2.13.

🟡 "Boston":

Boston doesn't have to worry about a playoff spot. The team has a good point margin and enough skill to not fail for a long time. However, now the team is in a bit of a game crisis, weakening its offensive game and physically looking not the best.

🔵"Tampa Bay":

The Lightning have looked very unstable all season. Even after the break for the All-Star Weekend, the team doesn't show power and confidence in every game. Every win is hard to come by, and the team can lose to any opponent.

⚔️Boston vs Tampa Bay:

The teams have met twice this season and exchanged home wins. Boston won their game 7-3, while Tampa Bay won 5-4 thanks to Brandon Hagel's goal in overtime.

📋 Prediction for Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning:

Both teams have looked bad in recent games from a game standpoint. "Lightning" at the same time in away games this season prefers to act from defence, trying to outlast the opponent more often and play on the counterattack at the expense of their main unit and one of the best majority brigades. It's the closing stages that Boston has been struggling in recent games. If the opponent doesn't make mistakes, it's hard for the team's forwards to come up with something extraordinary. Usually, the teams can play efficiently between themselves, but in their current state you should not count on a goal extravaganza. Bet on total under (5.5) for 2.37.

The home ice factor is very important for both teams, especially in games between them. We'll give a slight advantage to Boston because of that. The team will play its fourth game at home, and the Lightning will be a little tired one way or another due to the fact that this will also be their fourth consecutive road game. In addition, Tampa Bay has often looked unconvincing in away games this season. Only 39% of the team's points have been scored on the road. "Boston", despite the results of recent games, still holds in the top of the entire league in terms of playing at home. It's worth betting on Boston's win with a -1 goal differential at 2.32.

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