Rangers vs. Lightning Game 3 Prediction
The Rangers have jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Lightning but now the venue shifts from Madison Square Garden to Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL for Game 3 on Sunday afternoon. Are the Rangers still a good value play as an underdog?
041 New York Rangers (+150) at 042 Tampa Bay Lightning (-175); o/u 5.5
3:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 5, 2022
New York Rangers DFS Spin
Igor Shesterkin turned aside 29 shots in Friday’s 3-2 win over Tampa Bay in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. Shesterkin has a four-game win streak, while helping to backstop the Rangers to a 2-0 series lead over the Lightning. He made 13 saves on 14 shots in the third period, including some key stops late. He has given up two goals or fewer in eight of his past nine outings. The Rangers will visit Tampa Bay for the next two contests, starting with Game 3 on Sunday afternoon.
Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin
Victor Hedman picked up an assist on Nitika Kucherov’s power play goal in the Lightning’s 3-2 loss to the Rangers Friday. The loss put the Lightning in a 2-0 hole in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final series. Hedman was a minus-two on the night and has a surprising minus-four rating in the playoffs this year. Hedman has two goals and 11 points in 13 games but has only four points in his last eight games after a great start to the playoffs against the Maple Leafs in the opening round.
Rangers vs. Lightning Game 3 Betting Prediction
The Rangers are 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams, are 4-0 in their last four games overall and are 22-5 in their last 27 games versus the Atlantic Division. They’re also 5-1 in their last six games after allowing two goals or less in their previous contest, are 45-20 in their last 65 Eastern Conference matchup sand are 37-18 in their last 55 games when their opponent scores two goals or less in its previous contest.
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BETTING PREDICTION: NEW YORK RANGERS +150