Lightning vs Rangers Odds: Tampa Favored To Get Road Win

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) works out prior to the game against the Florida Panthers at Amalie Arena.
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After two games in Tampa Bay, the story on the New York Rangers in the playoffs hasn’t changed: nails in Madison Square Garden, shaky outside of midtown Manhattan. Maybe they’re secretly powered by proximity to good pizza.

With a series-tying Game 4 win, the Lightning dropped New York’s road record in the playoffs to 2-7. Fortunately for the Blueshirts, they’re Broadway-bound for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. has the full breakdown of Lightning vs Rangers odds and action with a Game 5 betting preview.

Lightning vs Rangers Odds: Game 5

Tampa Bay Lightning-130+200 (-1.5 goals)5 (Over -140)
New York Rangers+110-250 (+1.5 goals)5 (Under +120)

Odds via DraftKings and updated as of 1:00 p.m. ET on June 9.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers (8 p.m. ET/ESPN)

Best-of-7 series: Series tied, 2-2. 

Playoff results to date: New York 10-78 overall (2-7 road); Tampa Bay 10-5 overall (6-1 home).

Game 4 betting recap: Tampa Bay closed as a consensus -190 home favorite, and the game stayed Under the 5.5-goal consensus total for the third straight game. The Under is 3-1 in the series.

Man Advantage

According to BetPrep, Tampa’s Anthony Cirelli has been held off the scoresheet in 11 of his last 15. You’ll have to lay some juice at -140, but at that price, BetPrep sees a 20% edge on this play. 

Some other players showing an edge on the BetPrep Prop Cheat Sheet are:

  • NYR Adam Fox Over 0.5 points. Fox is a force for the Rangers and he’s hit the Over in eight of his last nine. It’s another play laying heavy juice at -150, but the expected value is there to the tune of 21%.
  • NYR Jacob Trouba Over 1.5 shots-on-goal. He’s gone Over 20 of his last 24, and at -166 BetPrep sees this as a 20% positive expected value play.
  • TBL Alex Killorn Under 0.5 points. Killorn hasn’t hit the scoresheet in nine straight games. The Under is -150, but there’s 17% edge to be had.
  • TBL Nikita Kucherov Over 3.5 shots-on-goal. He’s five of seven to cash the Over. At +140 there’s 10% edge here.

Betting Nuggets & Trends

  • NYR is 6-1 on the puckline against the Lightning.
  • TBL is 5-2 on the puckline on the road.
  • TBL is on positive runs of 8-2 overall and 11-4 as a playoff favorite (2-2 in this series)
  • Under is 8-1 in TBL’s last nine overall
  • NYR is on an 8-0 run at home

Lightning vs. Rangers Odds and Action


UPDATE 7 P.M. ET THURSDAY: With the moneyline returning to the opener, Tampa Bay is back to a -125 favorite despite the Rangers taking 65% of the tickets and 59% of the money. The puckline has remained stable, ticking up a nickel to +195 on the Lightning as the Rangers continued to pull away in spread money and tickets, 69% and 72% respectively. The total, though has bounced back to 5.5 with plus-120 to the Over as more bets come rolling in to eclipse the number. The Over is drawing 61% of the bets and now is taking the majority of the cash at 53%.

UPDATE 11:30 A.M. ET THURSDAY: The moneyline at DraftKings opened with Tampa Bay a -125 road favorite, climbing all the way to -135 Wednesday morning before dropping to -130, going back to -135 yesterday afternoon for an hour before reverting to -130 where we’re at right now. The home ‘dog is getting 66% of tickets and 73% of the money.

The Lightning opened the puckline (-1.5) at +190 quickly was bet to +185 and spent most of yesterday ping-ponging between +185 and +190, where it currently sits. Like the moneyline, the puckline tilts toward New York with 67% of tickets and 65% of the money.

Like in Game 4, the total opened at 5.5 (with -125 juice to the Under) and has bounced between 5.5 and 5. It’s currently at 5 with the Over a juicy -135. Action is running close to even with 55% of the tickets and 42% of the cash on the Over.

Check back prior to puck drop of Game 5 for additional Rangers vs Lightning odds and action updates.