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Bolts favored vs Wings for series opener

The favored Tampa Bay Lightning have managed to pick up seven wins in their nine most recent games against the Detroit Red Wings as those two teams hit the ice together on Thursday in Game 1 of their best-of-seven first-round series.

The Red Wings, however, blanked the Lightning 4-0 as a -125 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in the most recent game between the two teams on March 28, in an UNDER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks. The OVER/UNDER has gone 4-6 on the totals in their 10 most recent matchups.

Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Detroit Red Wings opened as 137 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.5-2.3 win for the Lightning on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Lightning sit at 50-24-8 on the season; in comparison, the Detroit Red Wings are currently 43-25-14. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 43-37-2 OU, and Detroit is 35-36-11 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Lightning sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Red Wings sit at a No. 13 on the same chart.

How Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Stats Match Up

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 1-ranked offense (3.2 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 18.79% rate while the Red Wings have a 80.9% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit won its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Hurricanes on April 11. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Bruins on April 11. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Detroit is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 18th

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