New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Preview
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Odds
New York will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Tampa Bay Lightning pay a visit to Madison Square Garden.
Supporters of the Lightning have seen them go 9-9-1 so far this season, while the Rangers are at 8-8-2. In totals betting, the Rangers are 7-10-1, while the Lightning are 13-4-2.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 17 and the Lightning at No. 4 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.2 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 11.1% while the Lightning defense kills off 83.1% of their penalties.
Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Sabres on February 26. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for New York, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +135 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Winnipeg are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Lightning at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Rangers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Boston, Saturday, March 2
NY Rangers home to Buffalo, Sunday, March 3