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New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Matchup Report

Tampa Bay LightningNew York Rangers
Feb 9, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Odds

23-24-5TEAM RECORD33-13-5

NHL wagering interest swings to the New York vs Tampa Bay battle on Thursday at Madison Square Garden as the Rangers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Rangers bring a 33-13-5 record to the battle against the 23-24-5 Lightning. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New York go 17-24-10 so far and the Lightning go 33-18-1.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Rangers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rangers as -200 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 Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 7 and the Lightning at No. 24 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 14-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 13.1% rate while the Lightning have a 80.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Tampa Bay was a 3-1 loser in its last match at home against the Kings. They lost as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Rangers were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Lightning at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 16-6 SU in their last 22 games
NY Rangers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Buffalo, Saturday, February 11
NY Rangers at Philadelphia, Saturday, February 11

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