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New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Matchup Report

Tampa Bay LightningNew Jersey Devils
March 29, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils Odds

35-34-7TEAM RECORD43-28-6

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling New Jersey on Thursday at Prudential Center.

Supporters of the Lightning have seen them go 35-34-7 so far this season, while the Devils are at 43-28-6. In totals betting, the Devils are 35-32-10, while the Lightning are 48-27-1.

View Tampa Bay vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lightning were listed as +-215 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Devils rated this week at No. 8 and the Lightning sitting at No. 28.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 13-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 16.4% rate while the Lightning have a 78.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -265 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Blackhawks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Devils at -120 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Lightning at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
New Jersey is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Winnipeg, Saturday, March 31
New Jersey at Carolina, Saturday, March 31

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