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Florida at TAMPA BAY (-130)

By Trace Adams, Featured Handicapper

I was rolling along pretty well there over the weekend, and then Sunday night hit and I took it on the chin with a 2000♦ Double-Wager Loser on the Dallas Mavericks, as Dallas could NOT defeat Golden State and my winning streak was stopped.

Time to get back up and start a new winning streak.

It's Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals, and it will be a winner.

Winning Day # 6 of 8

Raise The Bar
NBA Winner # 28 of 43
( - 5th straight in NBA - )

Eastern Conference Best Bet

Miami-Boston - 8:30 ET

MATCHES Saturday's 1500♦ Winner
Heat (+6) by 6 over Celtics

MATCHES Friday's 1500♦ Winner
Warriors (-6) by 9 over Mavericks

MATCHES Thursday's 1500♦ Winner
Celtics (+1) by 25 over the Heat

MATCHES Wednesday's 1500♦ Winner
Warriors (-5') by 25 over the Mavericks

This one needs to be a winner, and it will be a winner, mark my words!

Monday's free play is for the broom to come out tonight at Amalie Arena where the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning will send the President's Cup Trophy-winning Florida Panthers home for the summer.

Yesterday, Tampa Bay defeated Florida 5-1 to go up in what was supposed to be a "changing of the guard" series on the Panthers.

Tampa has outscored Florida, 11-3 in winning the first 3 games, as goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy has found another gear for the stretch drive. The Lightning keeper has allowed just 4 goals total over his last 4 games, and I simply do not see the Panthers having enough belief that they can extend this series and get it back to their home ice for one more game.

The Lightning knows that Carolina and New York are likely locked in to a 6 or 7-game series, and a win tonight will earn them plenty of rest and recovery time before the conference finals.

Expect it to happen!