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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils Betting Preview

New Jersey DevilsTampa Bay Lightning
Nov 19, 7:00 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

9-7-1TEAM RECORD9-7-2

The Lightning get a visit from the New Jersey Devils in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

This season the Lightning are 9-7-2 overall while the Devils are 9-7-1. As for the totals, Tampa Bay is 9-8-1 on the OU, and New Jersey is 7-7-3.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-140 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Lightning sit at No. 21 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Devils sit at a No. 13 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 12-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Devils have a 92.1% rate on the penalty kill.

New Jersey won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Sabres on November 16. Bettors who backed the Devils at +154 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Penguins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at +105 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Devils at Lightning trends to consider:
New Jersey is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
New Jersey is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey at Florida, Monday, November 21
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Tuesday, November 22