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Lightning visit Detroit Red Wings in NHL clash

Tampa Bay Lightning

Detroit Red Wings
18-11-3 December 15, 2013, 05:00 PM | Joe Louis Arena 15-10-9

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Detroit and Tampa Bay on Sunday, with the host Red Wings trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Red Wings bring a 15-10-9 record to the battle against the 18-11-3 Lightning. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Detroit go 15-17-2 so far and the Lightning go 12-18-2.

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

The Lightning were listed as 124 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Sunday at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Red Wings at No. 7 and the Lightning at No. 23 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Devils. Bettors on New Jersey at -117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Red Wings were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +106 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 18-ranked offense (2.62 goals per game) against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 18.8% rate while the Lightning have a 83.93% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Tampa Bay at New York, Tuesday, December 17th
Detroit home to Anaheim, Tuesday, December 17th