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New York Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Picks, Predictions, Odds

The New York Rangers and the Tampa Bay Lightning continue their series at Amalie Arena Tuesday night for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, a best-of-seven series. The Rangers lead the series 2-1. Puck drop is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN/ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Lightning 2, Rangers 1

Best Bet

Lightning -165
Under 5.5 (-125)

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PREDICTIONS

And then there were three. That's three teams remaining in the playoffs, as the Colorado Avalanche bumped off the Edmonton Oilers in four games, leaving three teams left to vie for Lord Stanley's Cup. Did you have the Rangers as one of those teams a couple of weeks ago?

The Rangers lost for the first time in six meetings this season in Game 3, as the Lightning edged the visitors 3-2 to make this a series. New York fired out to a 2-0 lead on a pair of second-period power-play goals, as Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider made the home fans super nervous. But the two-time defending champs scored a goal of their own on the man advantage, thanks to Nikita Kucherov, slicing the lead to 2-1 before the break.

In the third, it was another PPG, this time off the stick of Steven Stamkos, leveling the game 2-2. Ondrej Palat struck with 42 seconds left to stun the Blueshirts, making it 3-2. That sent the home crowd into a frenzy, and helped the Lightning avoid a 3-0 hole, which likely would have been too much even for them to recover from. Now, we have a series, something the Oilers were unable to give us against the Avalanche.

Even better, the Lightning are going to win this one and send it back to New York, for what will essentially be a best-of-three series to move on and face the Avs for all the marbles.

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING BETTING ODDS

Rangers +157
Lightning -164
Rangers +1.5 (-169)
Lightning -1.5 (+150)
Over 5.5 (+115)
Under 5.5 (-125)

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NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
  • Matchup: Atlantic vs. Metropolitan
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden
  • Location: New York, N.Y.
  • TV-Time: ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET

NEW YORK RANGERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 62-29-8
  • ATS: 53-46
  • O/U: 42-54-3

The Rangers were unable to hang onto the 2-0 lead, both on the scoreboard in Game 3, and in the series, falling 3-2. But it was super close, and Igor Shesterkin again looked very sharp, except for a late hiccup when it mattered most.

New York is still 4-1 in the past five games overall, but just 1-4 in the past five games on the road. They're also 3-7 in the past 10 games as an underdog, while going 1-6 in the past seven as a road 'dog.

For totals, the UNDER has hit in four of the past five road games, while going 5-2 in the past seven as an underdog. The UNDER is also 8-2 in the past 10 as a road 'dog, while going 9-3-1 in the past 13 playoff games as an underdog.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 60-28-8
  • ATS: 46-50
  • O/U: 50-44-2

The two-time defending champs are alive and well after a narrow escape in Game 3. Now, can they play their best game of the series and send it back to the Big Apple tied 2-2?

Tampa has won seven of the past nine games overall, while going 38-15 in the past 53 games overall. They're also 10-4 in the past 14 playoff games as a favorite.

In terms of totals, the UNDER has cashed in seven of the past eight games overall, while hitting in four of the past five as a favorite. The UNDER has cashed at a 4-1-1 clip in the past six Eastern Conference Finals games.

The Lightning hope to top the Rangers again in Game 4. (Getty Images)

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING CONCLUSION

The Rangers had won the first five meetings, sweeping the three-game regular-season series, while winning the first two games of this series. The home team is 4-1 in the past five meetings, however, including 3-0 in this series, And the UNDER has cashed in four of the past five meetings between these teams.

The Rangers would like to make this series short and sweet, but to beat the champs, it won't be easy. Tampa showed its championship mettle in Game 3, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat just in the nick of time. The Lightning have still not looked like they're hitting on all cylinders, but Andrei Vasilevskiy is a stud, and we have yet to see his best in this series. You have to imagine that performance is just around the corner. Bet on the Lightning in Game 4 to be able to get it done, squaring the series.

NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING BETTING TRENDS

  • Rangers are 4-1 in the past five games overall.
  • Rangers are 2-7 in the past nine road games.
  • Rangers are 2-7 in the past nine as an underdog.
  • Rangers are 1-6 in the past seven as a road 'dog.
  • Lightning are 7-2 in the past nine games overall.
  • Lightning are 38-15 in the past 53 home games.
  • Lightning are 50-23 in the past 73 as a favorite.
  • UNDER is 8-2 in the past 10 as a road 'dog for the Rangers.
  • UNDER is 9-3-1 in the past 13 playoff games as a 'dog for NYR.
  • UNDER is 7-1 in the past eight games overall for the Lightning.
  • UNDER is 4-1-1 in the past six Conference Finals for the Lightning.
  • OVER is 11-5 in the past 16 as a favorite for the Lightning.
  • OVER is 8-4 in the past 12 home games for the Lightning.
  • Underdog is 5-1 in the past six meetings.
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