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Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Matchup Report


Tampa Bay Lightning

Detroit Red Wings
11-4-0 November 09, 2013, 07:00 PM | Joe Louis Arena 9-5-3



The Detroit Red Wings will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Lightning invade Joe Louis Arena on Saturday.

The Red Wings sport a record of 9-5-3 heading into this matchup, while the Lightning sit at 11-4-0 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-7-2 for the Red Wings and 6-8-1 for the Lightning.

View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Red Wings in this one found them earlier as -152 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Red Wings and the No. 6-rated Lightning in this matchup.



Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Oilers on November 7. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Stars on November 7. Bettors who backed the Stars at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 20-ranked offense (2.53 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.47 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 17.65% rate while the Lightning have a 84.21% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Lightning at Red Wings trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay


Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Monday, November 11th
Detroit at Atlanta, Tuesday, November 12th

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