The Tampa Bay Lightning are -113 favorites to eliminate the Boston Bruins from the Stanley Cup playoffs in Monday’s Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series
Boston, the Presidents’ Trophy winners, have lost three games in a row
The Bruins are 5-2 win in their last seven games when facing elimination – read below for our betting prediction
Rationale for pick:
Halak has not looked great in this series and I expect that to continue.. In the past 2 games he has a 4.71 GAA and a .833 SV%
The Bruins looked better on Saturday and I don’t expect them to go down easy, expecting the big guns to step up for Boston
There have been a ton of powerplays in this series, leaving plenty of chances to score
Bruins will need to play risky with their backs against the wall, this will lead to great scoring chances at both end.