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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Madison Square Garden.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Sabres on February 26. Bettors who backed the Sabres at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for New York, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +135 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

New York:
Team record: 8-8-2 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of the NY Rangers last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Rangers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Winnipeg are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 9-9-1 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing NY Rangers

When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Saturday, March 2
NY Rangers home to Buffalo, Sunday, March 3