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NHL Betting Preview - Detroit Red Wings Underdogs vs Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay

The visiting Detroit Red Wings hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Amalie Arena against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Tampa Bay Lightning as -201 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.4 win for the Red Wings 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Lightning sit at 37-29-9 on the season; in comparison, the Detroit Red Wings are currently 31-33-12. Looking to wager on the totals? Tampa Bay is 34-34-7 OU, and Detroit is 33-34-9 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. 5 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Detroit Red Wings sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Red Wings defense that ranks No. 25 at 2.95 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 22.31% while the Red Wings defense kills off 82.06% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -172 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Blackhawks on March 27. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Detroit is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit home to Toronto, Saturday, April 1st
Tampa Bay home to Montreal, Saturday, April 1st