Red Wings on the road in Tampa Bay
The Detroit Red Wings have lost three straight games to the Tampa Bay Lightning as those teams close out the NHL's pre-Olympic schedule with hockey odds action on Saturday.
The Lightning are a perfect 3-0 against the Red Wings so far this season, with Tampa Bay winning their most recent matchup by a score of 3-0 as a road underdog on December 15. The UNDER paid off in each of those three NHL betting contests.
The Lightning bring a 32-20-5 record to the battle against the 26-19-12 Red Wings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tampa Bay go 25-29-3 so far and the Red Wings go 24-28-5.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 22-rated Red Wings taking on the No. 3-rated Lightning in this contest.
The Red Wings were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
The Lightning were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +138 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 12-ranked offense (2.88 goals per game) against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.79 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 16.76% rate while the Red Wings have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.
A few Red Wings at Lightning trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 17-6-2 SU in its last 25 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 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 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
Detroit at Montreal, Wednesday, February 26th
Tampa Bay at Nashville, Thursday, February 27th