Rangers vs. Lightning Game 4 Prediction
The Lightning will look to even the Eastern Conference Finals with the Rangers with a win in Game 4 on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. Is Tampa Bay a safe bet as a sizable home favorite or is there a better play on the board?
045 New York Rangers (+150) at 046 Tampa Bay Lightning (-175); o/u 5.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Brayden Point (lower body) has been making progress, but he has been ruled out for Game 4 on Tuesday against the New York Rangers. Point skated with his teammates for the first time on Monday during an optional practice since he suffered a lower-body injury on May 14 in the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He will miss an eighth straight game on Tuesday. Coach Jon Cooper said before the Eastern Conference Final that Point wasn't expected to play in the series, but the team would see how the Lightning center progresses and hope for the best.
New York Rangers DFS Spin
Igor Shesterkin turned aside 48 of 51 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final. Shesterkin and the Rangers had a 2-0 lead just before the midway point of the contest, but the Lightning eventually broke through. He was excellent throughout the contest and faced 19 shots in the third period when his teammates only managed to get nine on target. Tampa Bay scored twice in the third and got the game winner with just 41.6 seconds remaining in regulation time. The Rangers hold a 2-1 series lead going into Game 4 on Tuesday night.
Rangers vs. Lightning Game 4 Betting Prediction
The over is now 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams when playing at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. It’s also 8-3 in the Lightning’s last 11 home games, is 8-3 in their last 11 games as a home favorite and is 5-2 in their last seven games when playing versus Metropolitan opponents. Finally, the over has cashed in eight of the Bolts’ last 11 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in their previous contest.
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BETTING PREDICTION: RANGERS/LIGHTNING OVER 5.5