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

The New Jersey Devils will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Tampa Bay Lightning pay a visit to Prudential Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning in this one, they Lightning listed earlier today as favorites of -120 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.9-2.2 win for the Lightning on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Jersey Devils sport a record of 30-25-7 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Lightning sit at 34-22-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-28-15 for the Devils and 25-28-7 for the Lightning. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Jersey vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the New Jersey Devils at No. 11 and the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 14 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New Jersey Devils No. 30-ranked offense (2.24 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.48 goals per game allowed. The Devils powerplay has clicked at a 20.63% rate while the Lightning have a 82.87% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 2-1 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 6-1 loser as they battled the Blue Jackets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -125 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing New Jersey
  • New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games
  • New Jersey is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • New Jersey is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Boston, Sunday, February 28th
New Jersey home to Carolina, Tuesday, March 1st