Lightning vs. Rangers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – Stanley Cup Semifinals Game 2
Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals on Friday, June 3 features the Tampa Bay Lightning visiting the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden at 8:00 PM ET. The Rangers are on top 1-0 in the series. The Rangers are underdogs despite being at home, at +103, and the Lightning are -123. Find more below on the Lightning vs. Rangers betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Lightning vs. Rangers Spread and Betting Line
Lightning vs Rangers Betting Information
Lightning vs. Rangers Game Info
- Game Day: Friday, June 3, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Location: New York City, New York
- Arena: Madison Square Garden
Computer Predictions for Lightning vs. Rangers
Computer picks for Lightning vs Rangers
Rangers 4 Lightning 2
Lightning vs. Rangers Betting Trends
Through 77 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Tampa Bay has won 51 of those matchups.
In 69 games with moneyline odds lower than -123 this season, the Lightning have won 48 times.
Tampa Bay has a 55.2% chance of winning this game, based on the moneyline odds.
Tampa Bay Lightning Leaders
Steven Stamkos is one of Tampa Bay’s leading contributors with 106 points. He has 42 goals and 64 assists this season.
Victor Hedman is another leading option for Tampa Bay with 86 points (1.0 per game), scoring 20 goals and adding 66 assists.
Nikita Kucherov’s 69 points this season have come via 25 goals and 44 assists.
Andrei Vasilevskiy has a record of 39-18-5. He has conceded 156 goals (2.5 goals against average) and racked up 1712 saves with a .916 save percentage (12th in the league).
Tampa Bay Lightning Season Stats
The Lightning’s 285 goals this season make them the seventh-best scoring team in the NHL.
On defense, the Lightning are one of the best units in NHL action, giving up 228 goals to rank sixth.
With a +57 goal differential, they’re ranked seventh-best in the NHL.
The 63 power-play goals the Lightning have scored this season have come on 260 power-play chances, ranking them fourth-best in the NHL.
The Lightning have the NHL’s seventh-best power-play conversion rate at 24.2%.
The Lightning’s seven shorthanded goals this season rank 12th.
The Lightning’s penalty-kill percentage (81.4%) is the league’s ninth-best.
The Lightning win 50.1% of their faceoffs (15th in the NHL).
The Lightning convert 11.3% of their shots, ranking third in the NHL.
The Lightning average 25.9 hits and 12.7 blocked shots per game.
Rangers vs. Lightning Betting Trends
The Rangers have been made the underdog 43 times this season, and upset their opponent 21 times.
New York has won 12 of its 30 games when it is the underdog by +103 or longer on the moneyline.
The moneyline implies a 49.3% chance to win for the Rangers.
New York Rangers Leaders
Artemi Panarin is a top offensive contributor for his squad with 96 points (1.3 per game). He has totaled 22 goals and 74 assists in 75 games (playing 19:13 per game).
New York’s Mika Zibanejad has racked up 82 total points (1.0 per game), with 30 goals and 52 assists.
New York’s Chris Kreider has 77 points, courtesy of 52 goals (first on team) and 25 assists (seventh).
Igor Shesterkin has a record of 36-13-4 in 53 games this season, conceding 106 goals (2.1 goals against average) with 1516 saves and a .935 save percentage, first in the league.
New York Rangers Season Stats
The Rangers have scored 250 goals this season (3.0 per game) to rank 15th in the NHL.
The Rangers’ 204 total goals allowed (only 2.5 per game) are the second-fewest in the NHL.
They have a +46 goal differential, which is 10th-best in the league.
The Rangers have scored 55 power-play goals this season, which are ninth-best in the NHL (on 218 power-play chances).
The Rangers have the league’s fourth-best power-play conversion rate of 25.2%.
The Rangers have scored eight shorthanded goals this season (ninth among NHL squads).
The Rangers’ seventh-best penalty kill rate is 82.3%.
The Rangers win 48% of their faceoffs. That’s the 24th-ranked figure in the NHL.
The 10.5% shooting percentage the Rangers have compiled ranks eighth in the league.
The Rangers have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 25.5 hits and 14.2 blocked shots per game.
Lightning and Rangers Injury Report
Lightning: Brayden Point: Out (Leg)
Rangers: Barclay Goodrow: Out (Lower Body), Sammy Blais: Out For Season (Lower body)
Betting Tips for Lightning vs. Rangers
We have the Rangers predicted as our best bet on the moneyline in this game, and our pick against the spread is the Rangers (+1.5). Our computer model has the scoring going over the total of 5.5 goals when it’s sorted out on the ice.
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