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To say the least, the New York Rangers are looking sharp. After pulling off a 4-3 series win against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Rangers demolished the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in Game 1.
Can the Rangers keep up the pressure and win their fourth straight game in the NHL playoffs?
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The Rangers have been hot in the playoffs. In their last three games, they have scored a total of 17 goals.
To put it simply, that can’t continue. In Game 2 of the Rangers-Lightning Eastern Conference Finals, we expect a low-scoring game.
Our expert NHL betting pick for Game 2 is under 6.5 goals (alternate total) at -180 odds at Caesars sportsbook.
This NHL bet for today was found using OddsJam Positive EV Betting Tool.
The Lightning are currently -130 moneyline odds in this game. They’re slightly favorited, according to the bookmakers, in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
After nine days off, the Lightning were clearly not ready for the Rangers’ offensive pressure, but we predict the Lightning will bounce back in Game 2.
Our NHL prediction for today is that the Lightning win 3-2. Tampa should tighten up considerably in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
We expect a low-scoring outcome in Game 2. Although we don’t have a bet on the moneyline, we’ve locked in under 6.5 total goals at -180 odds.
This bet is Positive EV (or mathematically profitable), and we suggest wagering 1 unit on this NHL pick.