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(28-34-7) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings (35-30-4)
Date: Thursday, March 14th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Little Ceaser’s Arena in Detroit, Michigan
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: TB -230 | Det +185
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6.5
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have certainly kicked things into high gear lately as they enter this game versus the Detroit Red Wings winners of two straight games along with four of their last five, overall. They also added to their confidence by picking up a huge win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last time out.
The Detroit Red Wings continue to drop games as they are losers of three straight games, currently. Also, there offense has posted only four goals in their last three games as they fell by a 3 – 1 score to the Montreal Canadiens in their last outing.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Aside from a 3-0 loss to Minnesota recently, the offense for the Tampa Bay Lightning has been on fire in scoring at least five goals in their last four wins. In all, they posted six goals in their last outing versus a solid Toronto Maple Leafs squad as they went up 4-0 before the Maple Leafs were able to post a goal.
Tyler Johnson scored two early goals for the lightning while Cedric Paquette also posted two goals during the contest as the Lightning ended the game with a total of 42 shots for the contest. Goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy finished the game with 28 saves with a .929 save percentage on the night.
Point / shot leader Nikita Kucherov scored two goals on eight shots in the last two games for the Lightning. Also, Kucherov has also racked up two assists along with three points during this time.
The Lightning picked up a slim, 3-2 win over the Red Wings in their last outing earlier in the season. After scoring two goals in the first period, the Lightning were able to fight off a late rally by Detroit thanks to a late goal by Kucherov to seal the victory, his second on the night.
Detroit Red Wings
An Andreas Anthanasiou goal was all the Detroit Red Wings could muster in their contest with the Montreal Canadiens as he scored late in the third period to prevent the shutout. In all, the Detroit Red Wings are losers of nine of their last 10 games, overall, entering this matchup.
Detroit was only able to obtain 21 shots on goal on the night compared to 39 for Montreal. On the other hand, Goalkeeper Jonathan Bernier picked up his 17th loss on the season as he ended the game with 33 saves, total, for a .929 save percentage.
The Detroit Red Wings have dropped four of their last five home games as well with their offense averaging just Over 2.5 goals per game during this time. On the other hand, the defense for the Red Wings have allowed 23 goals to their opponents during this five-game stretch.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Lightning are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit.
- Lightning are 22-5 in the last 27 meetings.
- Favorite is 23-6 in the last 29 meetings.
- Home team is 16-6 in the last 22 meetings.
- Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
As stated, the Lightning have been on a tear on the offensive end lately. On the other hand, the Red Wings continue to drop game after game due to their inability to stop teams from scoring while also playing with too much inconsistently on the offensive end of the ice. With that being said, look for Tampa Bay to pick up yet another victory in this contest by a 5-3 score as the over will certainly be the strong play.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Lightning 5 – Red Wings 3
Tampa Bay is simply playing at another level as opposed to Detroit these days. Look for them to come out with the necessary focus and intensity in which to control the pace of the game throughout while picking up a victory in the meantime.
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