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New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Devils arrive at Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday.
The Lightning sit at 14-18-1 on the season; in comparison, the Devils are currently 15-11-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 17-12-4 OU, and New Jersey is 14-14-5 OU.
The Devils were listed as +-116 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at . The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lightning rated this week at No. 11 and the Devils sitting at No. 19.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 3-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 18.4% rate while the Devils have a 80.2% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, New Jersey was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Sabres on March 26. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 1-9
After playing Ottawa are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Devils at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
New Jersey at Florida, Saturday, March 30
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Tuesday, April 2