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NHL Game Preview - Lightning underdogs vs Devils at New Jersey

Tampa Bay LightningNew Jersey Devils
Feb 7, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils Odds

6-3-0TEAM RECORD5-1-3

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to grab a road win when they take on the Devils in New Jersey at Prudential Center on Thursday in hockey odds action.

The Devils sit at 5-1-3 on the season; in comparison, the Lightning are currently 6-3. Looking to wager on the totals? New Jersey is 3-6 OU, and Tampa Bay is 5-3-1 OU.

View Tampa Bay vs New Jersey Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lightning were listed as +-126 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Devils sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lightning sit at a No. 3 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Jersey's No. 17-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 15.8% rate while the Lightning have a 84.2% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Devils were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 2-8
After playing NY Rangers are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Lightning at Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 7 games at home
New Jersey is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Saturday, February 9
New Jersey home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, February 9