NHL New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning same game parlay (+600 odds): Lightning tie the series
Game 4 between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning is set for Tuesday night in Tampa Bay. The Lightning clawed their way back into the series with a Game 3 win as Ondrej Palat scored the game winning goal in the 3rd period with 42 seconds left in the game. Now with that win, the Lightning will be looking to even the series on home ice.
Looking through the game, we have found a few bets to provide you with a same game parlay that has a payout of 6/1 at DraftKings Sportsbook. But before we dive in, be sure to check out all of our picks and previews for every NHL game. You can also follow Pickswise on Twitter for plenty of daily betting content.
Lightning 1st period 3-way ML (+140)
Lightning -1.5 (+140)
Under 5.5 goals (-125)
Parlay odds: +600
Let’s break down each of the legs.
Tampa Bay Lightning 1st period 3-way ML over New York Rangers (+140)
The key for the Lightning to tie this series up will be to jump on the Rangers early and win the 1st period. Outside of the late 3rd-period goal in game 3, the Lightning have led for just over 3 minutes in this entire series. This has played right into the Rangers’ hands of wanting to play defensively and forcing the Lightning to make plays. Getting the lead would force the Rangers, who rely on the powerplay to generate offense, out of their comfort zone as the Rangers rank last out of the 4 teams remaining in expected goals. Look for the Lightning to get off to a hot start and win the 1st period.
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Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 over New York Rangers (+140)
The Lightning will want to send a statement before heading back to New York for Game 5, and we can expect their best effort in Game 4. Tampa has dominated the advanced stats in this postseason, leading in both expected goals for and expected goals against out of the 4 teams remaining. They have also outshot the Rangers and have had more high-danger chances in every game of the series. Further, the Lightning simply win games at home. They have won 5 straight home playoff games heading into this one, with 3 of those wins coming by at least 2 goals. The hosts will look to make that 6 straight wins in Tampa Bay, and I believe they get it done in convincing fashion.
Under 5.5 goals (-125)
This series has tightened up since Game 1 saw an onslaught of 8 goals and that is thanks to the goaltending. Igor Shesterkin, for the Rangers, ranks 2nd out of all goalies to have played in the playoffs in goals saved above expected, and 1st out of the 4 remaining goalies. Shesterkin also hasn’t allowed over 3 goals in a game since early in the 1st round of the playoffs.
Andrei Vasilevskiy is a 2-time Stanley Cup champion and ranks 4th out of all goalies in the playoffs in goals saved above expected. Vasilevskiy has also only allowed 3 goals in his last 3 home games, with one of those game being a shutout. Look for the goalies to be the big factor as to why the under cashes.