Tampa Bay LIghtning vs New York Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 29 (12/29): NHL
- Lm Tipster
- Dec 31, 2022, 6:40:32 AM
|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Lightning money line||-200|
|Lightning spread||-1.5 (+130)|
|Rangers money line||+170|
|Rangers spread||+1.5 (-150)|
|Over / under||6|
2021-2022 season stats
|Tampa Bay Lightning||New York Rangers|
|Home / road record||8-4-1||5-6|
|Goals per game||3.44||2.61|
|Goals allowed per game||3.12||2.78|
|Shots per game||31.3||29.7|
|Shots allowed per game||30.2||33.2|
|Over / under record||13-10-2||10-12-1|
The Tampa Bay Lightning continue at home and will host the New York Rangers at the Amalie Arena on Thursday night. These teams already faced each other this season in New York where the Lightning took the win 3-2.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning have won 4 of their last 6 games and are 8-4-1 at home with a 15-9-1 record overall ranking 4th in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning have conceded 78 goals while scoring 86 for a +8 scoring differential.
Steven Stamkos has 14 goals and 16 assists for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov has four goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games.
In their last 10 games the Lightning are 7-3-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.6 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
New York Rangers
The Rangers have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 6-4-1 on the road this season, ranking 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They're coming from a 5-3 loss at home against the Devils. Artemi Panarin, Mika Zibanejad and Vincent Trocheck scored and Chris Kreider had two assists for the Rangers, who fell to 4-5-3 at home. Igor Shesterkin had 33 saves.
Adam Fox has six goals and 19 assists for the Rangers. Chris Kreider has scored six goals and added four assists over the last 10 games.
In their last 10 games the Rangers are 4-5-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
New York are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
New York are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games against Tampa Bay.
New York are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games against New York.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games at home.
The Lightning have been playing much better lately and have won 7 of their last 10 games scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game on that strecht and already beat the Rangers earlier this season on the road. The Rangers have also been pretty good lately winning 4 of their last 5 games but they have struggled against the Lightning. This should be a close game so I'm going with the under.
PICK: Under 6 (-110)
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