NHL Game Preview - Lightning underdogs vs Devils at New Jersey
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to grab a road win when they take on the Devils in New Jersey at Prudential Center on Thursday in hockey odds action.
The Devils sit at 5-1-3 on the season; in comparison, the Lightning are currently 6-3. Looking to wager on the totals? New Jersey is 3-6 OU, and Tampa Bay is 5-3-1 OU.
The Lightning were listed as +-126 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
The Devils sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 17-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 15.8% rate while the Lightning have a 84.2% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
The Devils were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing NY Rangers are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Lightning at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 7 games at home
New Jersey is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay at Boston, Saturday, February 9
New Jersey home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, February 9