The New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning have combined to score 25 goals over their past three meetings as those two teams hit the ice in another potential OVER result on Sunday in Game 5 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference final.
New York tied up the best-of-seven set at 2-2 on Friday night with a 5-1 road victory as moneyline underdogs on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. The Lightning had won Games 2 and 3 of the series by a combined score of 12-7.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the New York Rangers in this one found them earlier as 185 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.1-2.8 win for the Lightning on Sunday.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the New York Rangers are 63-27-8 overall while the Tampa Bay Lightning are 60-31-8. As for the totals, New York is 44-44-10 on the OU, and Tampa Bay is 51-45-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
The Odds – VSB
NHL Power Rankings have the New York Rangers at No. 16 and the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 2 heading into this contest.
The game also pits New York’s No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 2.96 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.56 goals allowed. The Rangers power play is averaging 17.89% while the Lightning defense kills off 82.97% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Rangers were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +120 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
- Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
- Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 15 games on the road
- NY Rangers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Rangers’s last 6 games
- NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers’s last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay home to New York, Tuesday, May 26th