Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers 3/19/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Saturday in NHL action at the Amalie Arena. The New York Rangers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after splitting their last eight games.

The New York Rangers are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 26.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Chris Kreider leads New York with 40 goals, Artemi Panarin has 55 assists, and Mika Zibanejad has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has given up 65 goals on 601 shots, and Igor Shesterkin has allowed 80 goals on 1,282 shots.

The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 27 goals, Victor Hedman has 43 assists and Brayden Point has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 112 goals on 1,384 shots faced, and Brain Elliott has allowed 28 goals on 317 shots.

The Rangers are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games and 2-5 in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Lightning are 49-19 in their last 68 home games and 37-17 in their last 54 overall. The over is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Lightning last 4 overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Tampa Bay.

The New York Rangers are a good enough team to deserve a look in the underdog role, but they haven’t had much recent success in the road underdog role. The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to get the job done on their home ice, and they rarely lose in the home favorite role. I trust the Lightning at home. Give me the Lightning and the PL for max betting value.

Author: Lucy Green