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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers in NHL odds

New York RangersTampa Bay Lightning
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Tampa Bay Times Forum

New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

3-4-0TEAM RECORD6-1-0

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Rangers invade Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday.

The Lightning currently sports a record of 6-1. The Rangers are 3-4. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 5-1-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rangers have gone 3-4 against the number.

View NY Rangers vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -121 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Lightning at No. 5 and the Rangers at No. 19 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 1-ranked offense (5.3 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 34.3% rate while the Rangers have a 80.6% rate on the penalty kill.

The Rangers were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 8-3 result against the Jets on February 1. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -200 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Rangers at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Rangers last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games

Next up:
NY Rangers at New Jersey, Tuesday, February 5
Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, Tuesday, February 5