The OVER hasn’t paid out for totals bettors in any of the New York Rangers’ last six games at Madison Square Garden as they prepare to host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night in Game 2 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final.
New York topped Tampa Bay 2-1 as a -145 home favorite on the NHL moneyline in Game 1 of the series on Saturday in an easy UNDER result for totals bettors. The Rangers are 7-3 in their last 10 home games with the OVER/UNDER going 2-7-1.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to back the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning before puck drop in this match found them as 125 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 4.5, according to BetOnline.
Odds – VSB
score prediction models pick a 3-2.8 result in favor of the Rangers today.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Rangers sit at 62-26-7 on the season; in comparison, the Tampa Bay Lightning are currently 58-30-8. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 41-44-10 OU, and Tampa Bay is 48-45-3 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, it’s the No. 16-ranked New York Rangers and the No. 2-rated Tampa Bay Lightning in this matchup.
Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 6-ranked offense (2.93 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.51 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 16.54% rate while the Lightning have a 84.21% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
- Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 14 games on the road
- Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
- NY Rangers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers’s last 6 games
- NY Rangers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Rangers’s last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay home to New York, Wednesday, May 20th