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New Jersey Devils at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Preview with Pick

The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the New Jersey Devils pay a visit to Amalie Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -185 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.9-2.6 result in favor of the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Tampa Bay Lightning are 1-0-0 overall while the New Jersey Devils are 0-0-1. As for the totals, Tampa Bay is 1-0 on the OU, and New Jersey is 0-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New Jersey injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Lightning rated this week at No. 18 and the New Jersey Devils sitting at No. 27.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 3-ranked offense (6 goals per game) against a New Jersey Devils defense that ranks No. 6 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 50% rate while the Devils have a 100% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Devils were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Red Wings on October 13. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -174 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • New Jersey is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • New Jersey is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • New Jersey is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Jersey home to Anaheim, Tuesday, October 18th
Tampa Bay home to Florida, Tuesday, October 18th