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Devils open as moneyline underdog vs Lightning

New Jersey DevilsTampa Bay Lightning
Dec 12, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

14-13-1TEAM RECORD12-15-2

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New Jersey Devils invade St. Pete Times Forum on Monday.

Tampa Bay battles the Devils, currently with a 14-13-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-11-1 for the Lightning and 13-11-4 for the Devils.

View New Jersey vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Lightning as -120 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 16-rated Devils taking on the No. 25-rated Lightning in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 14.7% rate while the Devils have a 93.4% rate on the penalty kill.

The Devils were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Lightning were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -165 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Monday are 10-0
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Devils at Lightning trends to consider:
New Jersey is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Jersey's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey at Florida, Tuesday, December 13
Tampa Bay home to Calgary, Thursday, December 15

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