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Offense Rare When Wings, Bolts Meet

The Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning clash in a battle for Atlantic Division positioning Tuesday. Offense has been at a premium when these two teams meet, as the UNDER has hit in six of their past eight contests between the Wings and Bolts. The two teams have combined for an average of four goals per game with one team being held to a single goal or less on six occasions in those eight games.

Shark Bites
  • The visiting team is 0-4 SU in the past four games between the Lightning and Red Wings.
  • The Red Wings are 2-6 SU in their past eight games as underdogs.
  • The Lightning are 6-2 SU in their last eight games coming off two days rest.

The Red Wings will send Jimmy Howard to the crease as regular starter Petr Mrazek is still recovering from a high fever, though the Czech will be on the bench in a backup capacity. Howard has been in the net for the past two games with the goalie posting a 2.00 GAA and a .926 save percentage while registering the win in both.

The Lightning begin a six-game homestand Tuesday, but they will need to put on better performances at the Amalie Arena to ensure their playoff spot. Tampa is just 2-3-2 in their past seven games at home, following a nine-game winning streak on friendly ice, with their victories coming against the Winnipeg Jets and Arizona Coyotes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -150 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

A 2.9-2.6 result in favor of the Lightning is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Lightning sit at 41-26-5 on the season; in comparison, the Detroit Red Wings are currently 36-25-11. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 28-36-8 OU, and Detroit is 26-34-12 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Lightning rated this week at No. 22 and the Detroit Red Wings sitting at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 14-ranked offense (2.72 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.64 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 16.32% rate while the Red Wings have a 81.01% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Panthers on March 19. Bettors who backed the Red Wings at +121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Lightning were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Detroit is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games
  • Tampa Bay is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Montreal, Thursday, March 24th
Tampa Bay home to New York, Friday, March 25th