Bolts get visit from the Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings will be looking to get some revenge against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night as those two teams meet in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks.
Tampa Bay topped Detroit 3-2 as road underdogs on the NHL odds when the teams met for the first time this season back on November 9. That put an end to the Red Wings' six-game winning streak vs. the Lightning, which dated back to 2005.
The Lightning bring a 17-10-3 record to the battle against the 15-9-8 Red Wings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 12-16-2 so far and the Red Wings go 15-15-2.
The Lightning - Red Wings odds would favor the Red Wings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 7.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -145 were rewarded, while the 11 goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 2.83 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.66 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 16.98% while the Red Wings defense kills off 84.87% of their penalties.
A few Red Wings at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Tampa Bay is 1-7-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Detroit
Detroit home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, December 14th
Tampa Bay at New Jersey, Saturday, December 14th