Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, Jun 1 (6/1): NHL

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, Jun 1 (6/1): NHL

Credit: photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Lightning money line -130
Lightning spread -1.5 (+200)
Rangers money line +110
Rangers spread +1.5 (-240)
Over / under 5.5
 

2021-2022 season stats

  Tampa Bay Lightning New York Rangers
Record 59-34 60-36
Home / Road record 28-19 33-15
Streak W6 W2
Goals per game 3.48 3.05
Goals allowed per game 2.78 2.49
Shots per game 30.9 29.2
Shots allowed per game 29.8 30.8
PP % 23.9% 25.20%
PK % 19.05% 17.60%
Over / under record 49-42-2 41-51-4

 

Preview

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Rangers will meet at the Madison Square Garden in New York to play the Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Lightning swept the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round of the playoffs while the Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes in 7 games to get here.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning have won 6 straight games in the playoffs and are 28-19 on the road with a 59-34 record overall ranking 3rd in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning are 37-19-5 against eastern conference rivals. Tampa Bay have a +57 scoring differential, with 290 total goals scored and 229 given up.

Steven Stamkos has scored 42 goals with 64 assists for the Lightning. Corey Perry has five goals and one assist over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Lightning are 8-2, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.8 penalties and 13.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

New York Rangers

The Rangers have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 33-15 at home this season, with a 60-36 record overall ranking 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers are 43-21 against teams in the East. New York is ninth in the Eastern Conference averaging 5.3 assists per game, led by Artemi Panarin with 1.0.

Artemi Panarin has 22 goals and 74 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has scored six goals with two assists over the last 10 games and leads the team with 52 goals.

In their last 10 games the Rangers are 7-3, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Tampa Bay are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.

Tampa Bay are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against NY Rangers.

NY Rangers are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.

NY Rangers are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.

Prediction

The Rangers had a huge win in Game 7 to beat the Canes 6-2 and made it to the East Finals and they are carrying some momentum, the thing is the Lightning were dominant in their last series and are well rested. I know the Rangers won the last 3 meetings in the regular season but the Bolts are looking so dangerous. Take the Lightning to take Game 1.

PICK: Lightning ML (-130)

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