There has been a Stanley Cup sighting. The oldest, most coveted sports trophey in the world is in the Windy City as the Blackhawks host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final and with a win the home-team can hoist the cup in front of their own fans.
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) June 15, 2015
With a win tonight the Blackhawks will win their third Cup in six years, but it will be the first time they win it at home since 1938. Chicago is a -165 favorite to win tonight while you can bet on Tampa bay at +145. The game is scheduled for an 8 pm ET start and will be broadcast live on NBC and streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.
A Closer Look At The Tampa Bay Lightning V Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Final Game 6 Odds & My Free Pick
Matchup: Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks
Date: June. 15, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Stadium: United Center
TV Info: NBC
Spread: Tampa Bay +145 vs Chicago -165
Game Total: 5
Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Radio: Tampa Bay vs Chicago
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Chicago’s trio of wins in the Stanley Cup Final against Tampa Bay have been by a 2-1 tally on the scoreboard and the Blackhawks have improved to a phenomenal 8-1 in playoff games when surrendering two of fewer goals.
The Blackhawks are as close to a dynasty that the NHL has had in the salary cap era of parity in the NHL and they have done that by keeping their playoff hardened core of Patrick Kane, Johnathan Toews, Corey Crawford and Duncan Keith intact.
Chicago’s previous two Stanley Cup celebrations kicked off in Boston and Philadelphia but they will be pumped to win one infront of a home crowd. Will they be holding their sticks a bit tighter? Will the nerves get to them?
— NHL (@NHL) June 15, 2015
The Tampa Bay Lightning are riding an un-probable Stanley Cup run by facing their fourth Original-Six team in the post-season alone and are a +145 underdog to win Game 6 and +350 to rally back and take the Stanley Cup from the firm Blackhawk grip. Tampa Bay also trailed the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in their first-round playoff series a few short weeks ago before winning the series in seven games at home. Can they do it again?
Tampa Bay still owns the best road record of any NHL team this postseason at 8-4, but the Blackhawks are the top home team with a mark of 8-2. All five games of this best-of-seven series has been won by one goal and as great as both goalies are, I expect this trend to continue.
Bet the Blackhawks to win at home.