Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 Best Bets
Andrew Dewhirst brings you his best bets and top Monkey Knife Fight plays for today's slate!
New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning 8 PM
Tampa Bay was able to close out both Columbus and Boston in five games, and I suspect that trend will continue. Outside of Game 2, none of the games have been within a goal. While I suspect this game will be close, the data hasn’t reflected that outcome in this series.
Pick: Tampa Bay 5.5 -170
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Andrei Vasilevskiy under 27.5 Saves
The Islanders have only had 28 or more shots on Vasilevskiy once this series, so I would stick to the under on this. The Islanders will likely come out fast with this being an elimination game, but Tampa has effectively suppressed shots all series.
Semyan Varlamov over 26.5 Points
Tampa has been over 27 shots on three out of the four games, and it would be difficult to imagine that wouldn’t be the case again tonight. My only concern with this would be if Varlamov gave up a couple of early goals, he could get pulled in an elimination game. I am going to take the over again.