Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals offers nice paying trend

May 14, 2018 8:00 AM

Tuesday night's Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Capitals in Washington offers bettors a chance to jump aboard a nice-paying trend.

The pick here is Tampa Bay (+105 opening line) to prevail after losing the first two games at home, including 6-2 on Sunday night. 

Over the past four postseasons, teams that have lost by four or more goals in a game have rebounded to go 26-13 in their next meeting in the series, including 10-3 this year. Twice this playoff season a team lost a series opener 7-0 only to win on the road two days later.

Doesn't matter where the game is played, either. And as would be expected, the team that just got walloped often is an underdog the next game. Five times a team rebounded to win at plus-130 or better, including Philadelphia at Pittsburgh in Game 5 of their opening-round series at plus-235.

If someone wagered $100 on each trend pick this season their profit would be $948 based on final Westgate numbers.