This is a 1* free play on the over between the New Jersey Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday (7:35 EST).
These teams have played twice this year. The Devils won 4-2 in front of the home town crowd on February 7th. Tampa Bay won 5-2 in New Jersey on March 5th. Six of these teams last six in the series have gone over the number. Looking back further sees the O/U at 13-6-1 the last 20, and I believe we'll see another shootout tonight. New Jersey has seen the O/U go 7-6-3 on the road, while Tampa has seen it go 8-6-3 on home ice. It's a tough two game set for the Devils, who are on the road and in Florida tomorrow night; there's no rest for the wicked in this truncated season, and New Jersey is going to be pushed by the Lightning, who have enjoyed two whole days off after a momentum building 2-1 win over Buffalo on Tuesday. I believe the table is set for another explosive high-scoring affair.