The No. 2 Florida Panthers and No. 3 Tampa Bay Lightning square off on Sunday, May 16th to open their seven-game series for Round 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner advances to the second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs where they will face the winner of the Hurricanes-Predators series. The Panthers won five of the eight matchups between these two during the regular season.
Florida has home ice advantage in this series, but Tampa is a -152 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the series. The betting public is split on this one with 56% of bets on the third-seeded Lightning but 60% of handle on the second-seeded Panthers. You can bet on the exact outcome of the series and the favorite is Tampa in six games at +400. That’s followed by Florida in seven and Tampa in five (both +525) and then Tampa in seven (+550).
Below is the Panthers-Lightning series schedule. We’ll be updating with daily betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for each game in the series.
No. 3 Tampa Bay Lightning win series 4-2 over No. 2 Florida Panthers
Game 1: Lightning 5, Panthers 4
Game 2: Lightning 3, Panthers 1
Game 3: Panthers 6, Lightning 5
Game 4: Lightning 6, Panthers 2
Game 5: Panthers 4, Lightning 1
Game 6: Lightning 4, Panthers 0
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