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Lightning vs. Rangers NHL Game 1 Betting Odds & Popular Picks: Public Betting Splits for Moneyline, Spread & Over/Under (June 1)

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Lightning vs.Rangers Game 1 Odds

Lightning Odds -130
Rangers Odds +110
Over/Under 5.5 (+105 / -125)
Date Wednesday, June 1
Time 8 p.m. ET
TV ESPN

*Odds as of Wednesday afternoon

The New York Rangers have won both of their postseason series as underdogs. Next on the gauntlet are the two-time reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

It’s a quick turnaround for the Rangers, who clipped the Hurricanes in Monday’s Game 7. The same can’t be said about the Lightning, who flexed on the Panthers en route to a 4-0 sweep.

As we dissect the betting data ahead of Wednesday’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, one thing is clear: The public isn’t worried about Tampa Bay having more than a week off in between games.

Let’s diving into the ticket counts for the Lightning vs. Rangers moneyline, spread and over/under with puck drop coming up.

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Moneyline

The favorite is pulling in a bulk of the bets for the series opener.

We’ve logged six out of every 10 betting tickets on Tampa Bay, which is priced between -122 and -130 in Game 1. The Lightning have ripped off six consecutive overall entering the opener. They’ve also cashed eight of their last 10 outings as the chalk.

FanDuel has the best number on the Lightning, while three shops are hanging Rangers +110 (you can check out odds at various sportsbooks here).

Spread

We’ve tracked some unbalanced action in the Puck Line market.

Bettors like the Lightning -1.5, evident by generating 85% of the ticket count.

Tampa Bay to win by multiple goals is +200 almost everywhere, but SugarHouse (+210) has the top price grab at the time of writing.

Over/Under

The over/under market’s the most balanced, with a little more than half the public (52%) riding under 5.5 goals.

Tampa’s been an low-scoring machine lately behind netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy, who has coughed up five goals in as many games across the team’s current 5-0 under streak.

We’re seeing -120 and up across the market for under bettors, while the best number on over 5.5 goals sits at SugarHouse (+108) ahead of the game.

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