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Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Preview

Tampa Bay Lightning

Detroit Red Wings
41-24-9 March 30, 2014, 05:00 PM | Joe Louis Arena 34-26-14

The Red Wings get a visit from the Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Red Wings currently sport a record of 34-26-14. The Lightning are 41-24-9. Betting totals have seen the Red Wings post a 33-35-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 38-33-3 against the number.View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Red Wings in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -110 on most hockey betting menus early today for Sunday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked Red Wings and the No. 19-rated Lightning in this matchup.


The Lightning were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -205 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Maple Leafs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at +107 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.69 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.68 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 17.58% while the Lightning defense kills off 80.49% of their penalties.

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Montreal, Tuesday, April 1st
Detroit home to Boston, Wednesday, April 2nd