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New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 12/31/2021 Analysis, Odds and Picks

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New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 12-31-2021 Analysis Odds and Picks

New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 12/31/2021 – The New York Rangers will take the road to Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida to square off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Rangers are third in the Metropolitan Division and they are behind the Capitals by a couple of games. As for Tampa Bay, they pushed their opponents behind and secured the top spot in the Atlantic Division. The Lightning is now one game ahead of the Panthers. The Sportsline NHL picks have a winner for this game based on the odds and recent betting trends. Both teams enter this game riding a losing streak.

New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 12/31/2021

When: Friday, December 31, 7:00 PM ET

Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning 12/31/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
New York Rangers +1.5 (-222) 5.5 o (-182) +138
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 (+176) 5.5 u (-182) -175
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New York Rangers

The Rangers are now holding a 19-8-4 record after dropping their last two games of the season. New York lost against the Panthers last night with a 4-3 final score. New York is averaging 2.84 goals per game with their offensive unit and has touched 25 percent with their power play opportunities. When it comes to faceoffs, the Rangers are reaching 47 percent in total. New York’s defensive unit is giving up 2.58 goals to opponents and is reaching 84.6 percent with their penalty kill. Igor Shesterkin is the expected goalie for this game.

Players to watch: A. Panarin LW (G 9, A 24, PTS 33), A. Fox D (G 5, A 26, PTS 31), C. Kreider LW (G 18, A 8, PTS 26).

Tampa Bay Lightning

The dominating Tampa Bay Lighting dropped their last game against the Panthers with a miserable 9-3 final score. Tampa Bay is just one game ahead of the Panthers in the Atlantic Division. With a 21-7-4 record, the Lightning is hoping for a rebound against the Rangers. Tampa Bay is averaging 3.26 goals per game and is averaging at 17.9 percent with their power play opportunities. When it comes to faceoffs, they are closing in at 49.4 percent. From the defensive end, they are giving up 2.65 with a penalty kill of 80 percent.

Players to watch: S. Stamkos C (G 14, A 22, PTS 36), V. Hedman D (G 7, A 26, PTS 33), A. Killorn LW (G 9, A 18, PTS 27).

New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions

Trends

Rangers

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers’ last 6 games.
New York is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
NY Rangers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Tampa Bay.
NY Rangers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Rangers’ last 12 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.

Lightning

Tampa Bay are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games against NY Rangers.
Tampa Bay are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games when playing at home against NY Rangers.
Tampa Bay are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games this season.

Rangers vs Lightning Betting Picks

The Rangers are not up to the mark against the dominating Lightning. Despite their terrible defeat in their last game, Tampa Bay will get past the Rangers in this game with the best NHL betting spreads on their side.

Score Prediction: Lightning 3, Rangers 2.