New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Preview


Tampa Bay Lightning

New York Rangers
27-15-4 January 14, 2014, 07:00 PM | Madison Square Garden 24-20-3



A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling New York on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

New York will face the 27-15-4 Lightning. In totals betting, the Rangers are 19-19-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lightning are 20-23-3 favoring the OVER.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

The Lightning were listed as 134 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 6 and the Lightning at No. 7 heading into this contest.

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The Lightning were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 4-1 winner at home against the Flyers. Bettors on New York at -157 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 23-ranked offense (2.51 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.43 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 21.38% rate while the Lightning have a 80.12% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Lightning at Rangers trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
Tampa Bay is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Rangers is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay


Next up:
Tampa Bay home to New York, Thursday, January 16th
New York home to Detroit, Thursday, January 16th
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