Lighning vs. Devils Prediction & Odds

Lightning vs. Devils, 3/16/23 NHL Betting Odds, Prediction & Trends

The Lightning have owned the Devils in previous meetings between the two teams but have struggled of late.

Will they cash as an underdog on Thursday night when they take on the Devils in Jersey at 7:00 p.m. ET?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

001 Tampa Bay Lightning (+114) at 002 New Jersey Devils (-137); o/u 6.5

7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 16, 2023

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

Lightning vs. Devils Public Betting Information

As of this writing, our NHL Public Betting Page shows that 54% of bets are on the Lightning’ moneyline. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.

Tampa Bay Lightning DFS SPIN

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 22 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over New Jersey. Damon Severson banged home a rebound early in the first period to open the scoring, but the Lightning dominated the game the rest of the way and Vasilevskiy gave the Devils no chance to mount a comeback. The netminder has been having a bumpy March, going 2-2-2 in six starts with a 3.49 GAA and .877 save percentage, but Tuesday's performance could be a sign he's flipping the switch and getting back into playoff form.

New Jersey Devils DFS SPIN

Vitek Vanecek turned aside 26 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning. The Devils grabbed a 1-0 lead early in the first period, but the game was all Bolts after that, and Vanecek couldn't do much to stem the tide. The 27-year-old did shut out Carolina in his prior start, but he's otherwise been having a tough time in recent weeks, giving up at least four goals in five of his last seven starts and posting a 3.59 GAA and .862 save percentage over that stretch despite a 4-3-0 record. Mackenzie Blackwood (lower body) is closing in on his return, and if Vanecek can't turn things around soon, he could find himself slipping into a timeshare.

Lightning vs. Devils NHL Betting Trends

Over is 5-1 in Lightning last 6 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game

Over is 4-1-1 in Lightning last 6 vs. Metropolitan

Under is 4-0 in Devils last 4 overall

Under is 11-3 in Devils last 14 vs. Atlantic


The Lightning are 9-2 in their last 11 games against the Devils and are 5-1 in their last six games in New Jersey. The road team is also 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams, while the Lightning have won 40 of their last 55 games playing on one day of rest, are 63-31 in their last 94 games while playing the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation and are 7-3 in their last 10 games versus Metropolitan opponents.


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