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Devils at Lightning: Betting Odds, How to Watch, Projected Lines, & More

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The New Jersey Devils have been away from game action for what feels like a month. Realistically, it’s only been four days, but in dog years, that’s a long time.

The Devils are in the Sunshine State tonight as they’re hosted by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Devils called upon reinforcements as Shane Bowers and Cal Foote are on the roster to fill in for the injured Jack Hughes and Jonas Siegenthaler. We’ll see if each makes their season debut tonight.

Let’s dive into New Jersey’s tilt with the Lightning.

How to Watch

Time: 07:00 PM      Watch/Stream: MSGSN/MSG+      Listen: DEVILS HOCKEY NET

Projected Devils Lineup

Forwards

Erik Haula – Nico Hischier – Dawson Mercer

Tyler Toffoli – Michael McLeod – Jesper Bratt

Chris Tierney – Curtis Lazar – Alexander Holtz

Max Willman – Shane Bowers – Nathan Bastian

Defensemen

Brendan Smith – Simon Nemec

Luke Hughes – John Marino

Kevin Bahl – Colin Miller

Goaltenders

Vitek Vanecek

Nico Daws

Projected Lightning Lines

Forwards

Steven Stamkos – Brayden Point – Nikita Kucherov

Brandon Hagel – Anthony Cirelli – Michael Eyssimont

Alex Barre-Boulet – Nick Paul – Conor Sheary

Austin Watson – Luke Glendening – Tyler Motte

Defensemen

Victor Hedman – Darren Raddysh

Calvin de Haan – Erik Cernak

Emil Martinsen-Lilleberg – Nicklaus Perbix

Goaltenders

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Jonas Johansson

Last Game

The Devils hosted the Vancouver Canucks minus a Hughes brother. Head coach Lindy Ruff revealed prior to the tilt that the Devils’ star forward will miss some time due to injury. Following the news, the Devils did not hit the ice prepared to play. New Jersey was lucky to get out of the first period unscathed thanks to a 17-save opening frame for Nico Daws. However, a quick three-goal lead became Vancouver’s on the sticks of Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller scoring twice. The Devils fought back on a pair of goals from Colin Miller (his firsts as a Devil), however, the Devils’ lack of footspeed throughout the 60-minute contest ultimately cost them the game, losing 6-4.

Daws made 37 saves on 41 shots in the loss.

Player to Watch

With the list of injuries increasing, New Jersey needs Jesper Bratt to lead the offense. Bratt (6g-14a) is one of 14 skaters in the NHL with 20, or more, power-play points in 2023-24. This list also includes J. Hughes (5g-16a). If/when New Jersey goes to the man advantage against a middle-of-the-pack Lightning PK, New Jersey needs their leading power play man to help cash in.

Devils vs. Lightning

According to New Jersey’s PR, “The Devils and Tampa Bay face-off for the first of three matchups this season.

Next: Jan. 27, at TBL, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Feb. 25, vs TBL, 1:00 P.M. E.T.

Jersey’s team was 1-1-1 against the Bolts last season. Timo Meier (2g-2a) and Nico Hischier (1g-3a) led the Devils with four points
against Tampa last season. Jesper Bratt recorded his first career hat-trick on Mar. 19, 2023, at Tampa.

ALL-TIME vs TBL

Record: 61-32-7-8
Home: 35-15-2-4
Road: 26-17-5-4

SINCE 1982-83…

The most goals that the Devils earned in a single game vs Tampa was nine, which was logged on Mar. 23, 1993, after a 9-3 win at the Meadowlands.

The most goals that the team allowed in a game vs Tampa was eight, which was recorded on Oct. 30, 2018, in an 8-3 loss at the Rock.

The most shots that Jersey earned in a single game vs the Lightning is 45, which was recorded on Nov. 23, 2018, in a 7-3 win at
Tampa.

The most shots that the Devils allowed against the Bolts was 51, which was logged on Feb. 17, 2018, after a 4-3 win at Tampa.

The last time that the Devils shut out Tampa was on Dec. 14, 2013, after a 3-0 win at the Rock (M. Brodeur, 33 saves).

The last time Tampa shut out the Devils was on Feb. 26, 2016, in a 4-0 loss at the Rock (B. Bishop, 21 saves).”

UPCOMING DEVILS SCHEDULE

Jan. 13, at FLA, 6:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 15, at BOS, 1:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 17, vs MTL, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 19, at CBJ, 7:00 P.M. E.T.

Betting Odds

Devils – Lightning Odds

Devils – Lightning betting odds provided by Oddsshopper
Team Moneyline Puck Line O/U
Tampa Bay Lightning -143 -1.5, +165 Over 6.5, -125
New Jersey Devils +125 +1.5, -200 Under 6.5, +106

Moneyline Odds

Bet Side BetRivers Caesars DraftKings PointsBet SugarHouse Unibet
New Jersey Devils +125 +118 +120 +120 +125 +123
Tampa Bay Lightning -143 -141 -140 -140 -143 -148

Puck Line Odds

Bet Side BetMGM BetRivers Caesars DraftKings SugarHouse Unibet
New Jersey Devils +1.5, -200 +1.5, -200 +1.5, -196 +1.5, -200 +1.5, -200 +1.0, -132
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5, +165 -1.5, +165 -1.5, +162 -1.5, +170 -1.5, +165 -1.0, +108

Total Odds

Bet Side BetMGM BetRivers Caesars DraftKings PointsBet SugarHouse Unibet
Over 6.5, -115 6.5, -125 6.5, -115 6.5, -110 6.5, -115 6.5, -125 6.5, -127
Under 6.5, -105 6.5, +106 6.5, -105 6.5, -110 6.5, -105 6.5, +106 6.5, +105
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