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New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Lines and Trends

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Amalie Arena on Thursday as the host Tampa Bay Lightning battle the New York Rangers in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -118 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-2.3 win for the Rangers. 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 currently sport a record of 8-9-3. The New York Rangers are 14-2-2. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 6-11-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Rangers have gone 5-9-4 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Lightning rated this week at No. 20 and the New York Rangers sitting at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.3 goals per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 1 at 1.78 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 17.74% while the Rangers defense kills off 86.44% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -202 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 1-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Panthers. They lost as -118 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • NY Rangers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • NY Rangers is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Rangers's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Florida, Saturday, November 21st
Tampa Bay home to Anaheim, Saturday, November 21st