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