- Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov have both scored 3 goals for Tampa in this series, and each have less then +300 odds to win series total scoring title.
- Tampa Bay has +225 odds to win the series in seven games, similar to how they handled the Maple Leafs in the first round series.
NEW YORK – The NHL Eastern Conference Finals are headed back to MSG, and the Lightening and Rangers are now tied at two apiece.
Throughout all of the games played during the NHL playoffs so far, betting on the favorite has seen massive success in all three rounds.
- First Round 34-17
- Second Round 14-8
- Conference Finals 6-2
The only two games that the favorite lost in the Conference Finals, were when the Rangers beat the Lightning in New York, playing as the underdog.
Betting On Total Scored Series Goals
One of the most interesting bets to look at, is which players in this series will finish with the most goals scored.
Goals Scored In Series For Rangers
Goals Scored In Series For Lightning
With both teams having players with three goals in the series, any of them could break out for the remainder of the series and claim the total series goal title. However, with three players with three goals for the Lightening they have the edge for bettors.
Odds For Series Leading Scorer
- Mike Zibanejad +250
- Steven Stamkos +250
- Nikita Kucherov +275
- Ondrej Palat +450
- Chris Kreider +600
- Artemi Panarin +1300
In the last two years of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kucherov finished their championship runs with seven total goals in 2019-2020 and eight total goals in 2020-2021. Looking at this season’s playoffs, Kucherov already has seven total goals, with three in this series.
Because of Brayden Points absence, and the Rangers defensemen starting to smother Steven Stamkos, betting on Nikita Kucherov is the way to go for this series prop bet from legal sports betting sites.
Betting On The Lightning In Seven
Series Correct Score Props
- Lightning 4-2 +180
- Lightning 4-3 +225
- Rangers 4-2 +400
- Rangers 4-3 +300
The Rangers have won eight out of nine of their home games this season, and game five will be in New York. Since 2006, the Rangers have gone 5-6 when playing at home as the underdog in the playoffs, but two of the wins were against the Lightening this past week.
After game five, the series will be heading to Tampa, and the Lighting are 21-9 in playoff games as at home, favorite or underdog. Tampa Bay has won six straight home games in these playoffs, and they were the favorite in every single game, with a money line ranging from -105 to -180.
If the next two games are won by the home team, the series will head to a game seven in New York. The Lighting beat the Maple Leaf’s in Toronto in game seven, and Coopers squad will be one win away from their third straight Stanley Cup appearance.
Series Bets To Avoid
Instead of betting on a team to win in six or seven games, there are NHL betting types that allow bettors to simply wager on how many games the series will last.
Number Of Games Played In Series Odds
- Seven Games -115
- Six Games -115
Although this does remove some of the risk, this bet type does not carry a high reward, and betting on the exact outcome is the better alternative.
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