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OVER Trend: Lightning Host the Rangers

The OVER has now paid off for totals bettors in six of the last eight games between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers as those two teams hit the ice together in Game 4 of the NHL's Eastern Conference final on Friday night.

Tampa Bay grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series on Wednesday night with a 6-5 overtime victory on a Nikita Kucherov goal in an easy OVER result for bettors. The Lightning are 6-1 in their last seven against the Rangers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -110 moneyline in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.2-2.8 result in favor of the Lightning today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Lightning are 60-30-8 so far on the season. The New York Rangers, meanwhile, are 62-27-8. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Tampa Bay go 50-45-3 and the Rangers go 43-44-10 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 16-ranked New York Rangers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 2-ranked offense (3.15 goals per game) against a New York Rangers defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.32 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 19.48% rate while the Rangers have a 83.64% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Lightning. They lost as +119 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Rangers's last 13 games
  • NY Rangers is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Rangers

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 24th