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Tampa Bay Lightning

New Jersey Devils
8-3-0 October 29, 2013, 07:30 PM | Prudential Center 2-5-4

NHL wagering interest swings to the New Jersey vs Tampa Bay battle on Tuesday at Prudential Center as the Devils try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Lightning will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 8-3-0 this season, while the Devils are 2-5-4. Tampa Bay is 5-6 on the totals; New Jersey is 4-5-2.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Devils as -121 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Devils) and the No. 10 (Lightning) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

The Lightning were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

New Jersey was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They won as +197 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 24-ranked offense (2.18 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.82 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 22.5% rate while the Lightning have a 82.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Hartford , Friday, November 1st
New Jersey at Philadelphia, Saturday, November 2nd