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Underdogs Cashing in Rangers-Lightning Tilts

The New York Rangers have been a much better team in the friendly confines of Madison Square Garden compared to on the road, the Blueshirts backers will be hoping they can continue that success at MSG on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 5-2 SU in its last seven games in this matchup.
  • The Lightning are 6-2 SU in their last eight games on the road against the Rangers.
  • The favored team is 1-6 SU in its last seven games in this matchup.

New York has won four of its last five games in the Big Apple and outshot their opponent 33-18 in the only loss, but they’re coming off a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Carolina on Friday. Henrik Lundqvist is 19-13-6 in his career against the Bolts, and he’s allowed 11 goals in his last five games.

Tampa Bay’s power-play has been extremely hot and cold this season. The Lightning recorded seven goals in three of its games while going 0-for-16 in the others - scoreless in seven tries the last two. Ben Bishop is expected to be back between the pipes after the young Andrei Vasilevskiy struggled on Saturday.

New York took two of the three meetings against Tampa Bay last season. If they’re going to win tonight, success on the power-play will be a big reason why. The Rangers are 5-for-13 with the man advantage in their last four tilts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Tampa Bay Lightning opened as -102 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.4-1.8 win for the Rangers on Sunday. 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 York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rangers sit at 5-3-0 on the season; in comparison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are currently 5-3-0. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 4-3-1 OU, and Tampa Bay is 3-4-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the New York Rangers, most recently No. 9 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who rate a No. 12 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.62 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.88 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 25.93% while the Lightning defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lightning were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +112 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at New York, Tuesday, November 1st
New York home to St. Louis, Tuesday, November 1st

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