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NHL Betting Preview - New Jersey Devils Underdogs vs Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey

The New Jersey Devils will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Tampa Bay Lightning pay a visit to Prudential Center.

A 3.1-2.4 result in favor of the Lightning is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Jersey Devils currently sport a record of 37-35-8. The Tampa Bay Lightning are 45-30-5. Betting totals have seen the Devils post a 25-38-17 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 32-39-9 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Jersey vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 27-ranked New Jersey Devils and the No. 15-rated Tampa Bay Lightning in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New Jersey's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 2.21 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.42 goals allowed. The Devils power play is averaging 20.41% while the Lightning defense kills off 84% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Rangers on April 05. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

New Jersey lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Sabres on April 05. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing New Jersey
  • New Jersey is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games at home
  • New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Montreal, Saturday, April 9th
New Jersey home to Toronto, Saturday, April 9th

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