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Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Rangers Prediction 3-14-24 Picks

New York Rangers (43-18-4) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (34-25-6)
March 14, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -116 / New York Rangers -106; Over/Under: +6
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In this article, we will formulate a Rangers vs Lightning betting prediction for this NHL showdown on Thursday, March 14th at Amalie Arena. We will take a look at: 

– The New York Rangers recent form and recent player performance

-The Tampa Bay Lightning recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Rangers vs Lightning. 

Lightning Dominated Last Game

The Lightning in the last game faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers and it was a dominant win. The Lightning’s offense scored seven goals while the defense gave up zero goals on the way to the win. Darren Raddysh had quite the game finishing with five assists. The Lighting are averaging 3.4 goals while their defense is giving up 3.37 goals per game. The offense is ranked 7th while the defense is ranked 25th. In this game the Lightning need the offense to get out to a fast start again. Nikitua Kucherov is having a strong season putting up 38 goals and adding 69 assists. 

Rangers Have Won Three In a Row

The Rangers have won three games in a row and they have a ton of confidence. In the last game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Rangers only required one goal to secure the win. The Rangers on the season is averaging 3.27 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.62 goals per game. The offense is ranked 11th in the league while the defense is ranked 4th. In this game the defnese is going to need to step up here. Artemi Panarin has scored 35 goals and added 52 assists. 

Tampa Bay Lightning Team Facts

  • The Lightning have lost three of their last four games as home favorites against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Lightning have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight night games.
  • The Lightning have won the second period in each of their last six games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1’ market has hit in each of the Lightning’s last eight home games.

New York Rangers Team Facts

  • The Rangers have won six of their last seven games as underdogs following a road win.
  • The Rangers have covered the puck line in 12 of their last 13 games as underdogs.
  • The Rangers have won the third period in nine of their last 10 games as underdogs following a road win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Rangers’ last 10 games against Atlantic Division opponents.

Rangers vs Lightning Betting Prediction

The Rangers have a ton of confidence heading into this game, especially with the defense, and even against a good offense, they are going to step up here. The Rangers are going to give up only a goal or two. The Rangers are going to score at least three goals here, and although it might be a close game, they are going to come out on top here. Back the Rangers on the money line to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Rangers ML

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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