Lightning vs Bruins Prediction - NHL Picks 1/6/24

Boston Bruins (23-8-6) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (19-16-5)

Game Info: Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)

Betting Odds: Boston Bruins -163 / Tampa Bay Lightning +125 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at TD Garden. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Lightning vs Bruins prediction.

Lighting Look to Build on Last Game

The Lightning faced off against the Minnesota Wild in the last game and they were able to secure a 4-1 victory. Darren Raddysh finished with two goals. Alexander Vasilevsky was strong in goal and he saved 22 of the 23 shots that he faced. The Lightning on the season are averaging 3.25 goals while their defense is giving up 3.4 goals per game. The offense is ranked 14th but the defense has been an issue. The defnese is going to need to step up in a big way here. 

How Do the Bruins Bounce Back? 

The Bruins defense has been good most of the season, but they really struggled in the last game. The Bruins faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the defense gave up six goals on the way to the defeat. Brad Marchand scored two goals but it wasn’t enough with the defense. The Bruins on the season are averaging 3.27 goals while their defense is giving up 2.65 goals per game. In this game the Bruins defense is going to need to step up here. The defense is ranked 5th in the league. David Pastrnak has scored 23 goals and added 30 assists per game. 

Lightning vs Bruins Betting Prediction

This game is going to come down to the Lightning’s offense going against the Bruins defense. The Bruins defense struggled in the last game and I think they are going to struggle again in this game. The Lightning’s defense is giving up 3.4 goals per game and they are going to struggle against the Bruins offense. Both of these offenses are going to have no issue running up the score and this game is going to stay over the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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