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Lightning vs. Devils Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/19/23

New Jersey Devils (44-18-7) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (42-22-6)
March 19, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -140 / New Jersey Devils +120; Over/Under: +6
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The New Jersey Devils and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from the Amalie Arena on Sunday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Tampa Bay is a -140 home favorite while New Jersey is a +120 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6 goals.


For New Jersey, Miles Wood and Nathan Bastian are both questionable for this game while Tampa Bay has no new additions to their injury report.

Matchup History

Tampa Bay’s 4-3 shootout win back on March 16th, 2023, made it four straight wins for Tampa Bay in this head-to-head matchup.


New Jersey is 4-0 in their last 4 games played on no rest and 1-4 in their last 5 games against the Atlantic division while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Tampa Bay is 0-7 in their last 7 games played on no rest and 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games while the over is 6-1-1 in their last 8 games against the Metropolitan division.


I’m sticking with Tampa Bay here. The Lightning had a closer than they would’ve liked encounter with Montreal, but they saved Andrei Vasilevskiy for this game, going up against a Devils team they just beat twice on a back-to-back less than a week ago. The Devils fell apart against Florida and even with Vanecek likely starting here, I don’t see a different outcome the third time around. Give me the Lightning here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Tampa Bay -140

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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