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Betway Bets of the Day: Bet on Andrei Vasilevsky and Nikita Kucherov to go down swinging in game five vs Florida

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Niqhil
By Niqhil
1 month ago
As Vancouver Canucks fans continue to bask in the glory of their team’s thrilling 4-3 overtime comeback win against the Predators in game four, they can simply kick their feet up, watch some hockey, and maybe make some coin.
As Connor McGregor once famously said, “the king is back.”
In today’s edition of the Betway Bets of the Day, we will turn our attention to the battle of Florida as the Panthers take another stab at eliminating the Tampa Bay Lightning in a crucial game five.
Today’s confirmed goaltender matchups for our highlighted game:
The Florida Panthers’ Sergei Bobrovsky (36-17-4) vs. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy (30-20-2).

Sam Reinhart over 2.5 shots at -175. My $12.50 bet would return $19.64

You’re not going to extract much “value” here, but this is a perfect bet to help build your bankroll. Reinhart is absolutely incredible at generating shot attempts at home and in this series in general. 
Reinhart has hit his over 2.5 in all four games this series, combining for 18 shots in that span, which is an average of 4.75 shots per game. 
I like this trend to continue as Florida will be desperate to close this series out at home. 
I like this play at a full unit.

Nikita Kucherov to score anytime at +140. My $10 bet would return $24 

The thing that I believe makes me a profitable sports gambler is sometimes going beyond the data and just betting on a player that is “due.” 
Keeping players like Kucherov at bay for an extended period of time simply just doesn’t happen, Florida has done a tremendous job containing and frustrating this year’s Art Ross winner, especially on the man advantage but sometimes greatness will just prevail. 
I like Kucherov to get one tonight with the Bolts’ season on the line. Put .8 units on this play

Andrei Vasilevsky to make over 28.5 saves at -130. My $12.50 bet would return $22.11

Vasilevsky has only reached this mark once in four games these playoffs, but we’re once again going away from the conventional data and riding with the narrative. 
Florida at home is top 3 in the NHL in shots on goal per game during the regular season and this is as close to a “must win” for a team up 3-1 as I can imagine. 
To put into context this is like the Chicago-Vancouver series in 2011, Tampa has historically owned Florida in the playoffs and if they somehow turn a 3-0 into a 3-2 one the pressure on Florida would be enormous. 
With all this in mind, I fully expect Florida to pepper Vasilevsky with rubber tonight and for the best elimination game goalie of our generation to be equal to the task.
I like this play at a full unit.

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