Tampa Bay Lightning

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have won 16 straight games after a playoff loss.
  • Since 2021, the Lightning are 19-11 when playing on the road as the favorite.
  • Since 2015, the Rangers are 9-11 when playing as the underdog in the playoffs.

NEW YORK – The New York Rangers are coming off of a dominating 6-2 win over the defending champs, and will be looking to take a 2-0 series lead on Friday before heading to Tampa. Even though they won game one, the Rangers are 9-11 when playing as the underdog in the playoffs since 2015, and will be the underdog again for game two.

This is the first time during the 2022 NHL playoffs that the Rangers have led a series before eliminating a team, but Tampa Bay has won 16 straight games following a loss since the 2020 playoffs.

Line Shopping The Money Line

With Tampa being the favorite on the road after losing game one, legal sports betting sites tend to have odds that vary, depending on the book.

Bovada Money Line

  • Tampa -135
  • New York +115

BetOnline Money Line

  • Tampa -126
  • New York +114

Draft Kings Money Line

  • Tampa -130
  • New York +110

All three of these books have the Lighting as the favorite, but Bovada has the longest odds for the Lightning, offering a slightly less payout for betting on the NHL.

Lightning Favorites On The Road

The Lightning have gone 19-11 when playing as the road favorite over the last 30 regular and post season games.

In games where the Rangers are an underdog at home, they have gone 13-17 – one of the wins coming from their Wednesday night win that gave them a 1-0 series lead against Tampa.

Tampa Bay also dropped game one to the Toronto Maple Leaf’s during the first round of the 2022 playoffs, losing 5-0. Following that game, Tampa won game two on the road 5-3, as the underdog.

Betting On The Over

Both teams have had high scoring games in the regular season and the playoffs, and have a track record of hitting the over for totals betting.

Goals Averaged Per Playoff Game (2022)

  • Tampa (3.1)
  • New York (3.6)

Odds For Total Scoring

  • Over 5.5 +100
  • Under 5.5 -120

With both teams averaging over three goals in the playoffs, and the Rangers scoring six of their own in game one, betting on the over feels like a lock.

For the past 30 games, the Lighting have hit the over 17 times when playing as the favorite on the road. The Rangers also have a history of hitting the over, going 18-11-1 when they are the underdog on home ice over the past 30 games.

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