Free Game 1 Prediction: Wings vs Lightning Odds
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Tampa Bay Leads Best of Seven 1-0
(41-31-6-5) Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (47-31-2-3)
Date: Friday, April 15th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds:Tampa Bay -155
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:Tampa Bay -1.5 +180
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Red Wings gave the Lightning all they could in Game 1, but their inability to put in a late equalizer did them in.
Now they look to avoid a 2-0 hole by stealing home ice here in Game 2.
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit knows the Lightning have a lot of injuries that can be exposed in this series. They held firm for almost 50 minutes keeping the score deadlocked at 2. However, an unfortunate mis play resulted in the game winning goal for the Lightning, putting the Wings in a 1-0 hole.
The Wings produced 5 power play opportunities and and 36 shots as they did a lot of things right in the loss. However, the end result is most important, meaning tonights game is an essential.
Henrik Zetterberg will be a giant key here in Game 3.
The Wings Captain produced just one shot in Game 1 and has tallied just 1 goal over his last 25 games. He is the spark this team needs to get going here in Game 2.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning have a lot of gaps to fill thanks to injuries, but they avoid disaster in Game 1 despite some bad luck.
With the game at 2-2, the Lightning scored what looked to be the go ahead goal. Upon review though, the Lightning were offsides almost taking the air out of the home crowd. However just a few minutes later they found the back of the net for what proved to be the game winner.
Game 2’s have been a solidified thing for the Lightning in the past. They took all 4 Game 2s last year, including one over the Wings.
Tampa Bay looks to continue their dominance at home, where they are 26-13-1-2 this season.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Red Wings are 16-7 in their last 23 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Red Wings are 18-39 in their last 57 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Red Wings are 2-5 in their last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Lightning are 6-1 in their last 7 Friday games.
- Lightning are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Lightning are 4-1 in their last 5 Conference Quarterfinals games.
Free Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Hockey Prediction
The Wings looked good in Game 1 despite not getting the win.
The Lightning will need to really buckle down defensively as the Wings will be on attack knowing they cannot afford a 2-0 hole.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Detroit
The Red Wings get some revenge here and even things up back at 1, sending the series back to Detroit.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Detroit 3- Tampa Bay 1
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