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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers in NHL odds

New York RangersTampa Bay Lightning
March 2, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

41-15-6TEAM RECORD29-28-6

Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the New York Rangers pay a visit to St. Pete Times Forum.

The Lightning bring a 29-28-6 record to the battle against the 41-15-6 Rangers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 39-23-1 so far and the Rangers go 21-28-13.

View NY Rangers vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lightning were listed as +130 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 25-ranked Lightning and the No. 6-rated Rangers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 11-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 2 at 2 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 14.6% rate while the Rangers have a 86.1% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, New York was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Hurricanes. Bettors on New York at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

The Lightning were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

New York Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Carolina are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Rangers at Lightning trends to consider:
NY Rangers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games
NY Rangers are 15-6 SU in their last 21 games on the road
NY Rangers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 23 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
NY Rangers home to Boston, Sunday, March 4
Tampa Bay at Carolina, Saturday, March 3