Moneyline favors Devils in battle with Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils Odds
The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between New Jersey and Tampa Bay on Tuesday, with the host Devils trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
The Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 9-12-1 this season, while the Devils are 10-7-5. Tampa Bay is 14-6-2 on the totals; New Jersey is 11-10-1.
If you're going with the Devils in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -136 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Devils - Lightning odds would favor the Lightning if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Jersey is rated No. 22 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 9.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Jersey's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.5 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 15.7% while the Lightning defense kills off 81.8% of their penalties.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Penguins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -161 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
In their last action, New Jersey was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Maple Leafs. Bettors on Toronto at -114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Lightning at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games when playing Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay home to Winnipeg, Thursday, March 7
New Jersey home to Buffalo, Thursday, March 7