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Bolts Need One Point for Playoff Berth

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The Tampa Bay Lightning need just one point to advance to the playoffs and will look to punch their ticket when they visit Madison Square Garden Tuesday night.

Shark Bites
  • The favored team is 0-6 SU in the last six meetings between these two teams.
  • The Rangers are 0-3 SU in their last three games with zero days rest.
  • OVER has cashed in five of the Rangers’ last six home games.

The Bolts are coming off a 5-2 loss at the New York Islanders Monday night but a single point will lock up second place in the Atlantic Division. Tampa is sitting on 95 points with three games remaining; all of which are on the road. The Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins are right on their heels with 91 and 90 points respectively.

The Rangers clinched a playoff spot with a 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night. They sit three points behind the second-place Pittsburgh Penguins in the Metropolitan and with the way the Pens are playing, the Blueshirts will probably have to settle for third.

The visiting team has had the edge in the past six regular season games, going 5-1 SU and the Bolts won their previous three visits to Madison Square Garden, which came in last season’s Eastern Conference final.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rangers sit at 44-26-9 on the season; in comparison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are currently 45-29-5. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 37-28-14 OU, and Tampa Bay is 32-39-8 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the New York Rangers at No. 17 and the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 15 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 7-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.42 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 19.81% rate while the Lightning have a 84.02% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

New York was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Blue Jackets. They won as -155 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Rangers
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Rangers's last 7 games
  • NY Rangers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Rangers's last 6 games at home
  • NY Rangers is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at New Jersey, Thursday, April 7th
New York home to New York, Thursday, April 7th

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