Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Odds
Hockey bettors look for value at Madison Square Garden on Sunday as host New York battles the Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey odds action.
This season the Rangers are 5-5 overall while the Lightning are 6-4. As for the totals, New York is 3-7 on the OU, and Tampa Bay is 6-3-1.
Sportsbooks such as had the Rangers as -146 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 19 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Lightning, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 10.8% while the Lightning defense kills off 81% of their penalties.
Last time out for New York, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -155 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 4-6
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a win are 2-8
A few Lightning at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 5 games
NY Rangers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
Tampa Bay home to Montreal, Tuesday, February 12
NY Rangers at Boston, Tuesday, February 12