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Lightning Have Paid Out Against Rangers

The New York Rangers are just 1-5 in their last six games against the Tampa Bay Lightning for their supporters on the NHL betting lines as those teams hit the ice together for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final on Saturday afternoon.

And Tampa Bay went 3-0 against New York this past season, winning by scores of 4-3 at home and 5-1 and 6-3 on the road in those three contests. Each of those three games turned out to be OVER results for bettors at the sportsbooks, with the OVER/UNDER having gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 meetings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Tampa Bay Lightning opened as 115 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 2.8-2.7 result in favor of the Rangers today. 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 York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rangers sit at 61-26-7 on the season; in comparison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are currently 58-29-8. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 41-43-10 OU, and Tampa Bay is 48-44-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the New York Rangers, most recently No. 16 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 2.94 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.52 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 16.67% while the Lightning defense kills off 84.11% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, New York was a 2-1 winner at home against the Capitals. Bettors on New York at -162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-1 winner at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -137 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
  • NY Rangers is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at New York, Monday, May 18th

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