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TB Has Been Inconsistent On The Road

The Tampa Bay Lightning will look for a commanding 3-0 lead when their series with the Detroit Red Wings shifts to Joe Louis Arena Sunday. The Bolts will need to face their road demons that have caused the team to falter to an erratic 4-6-0 while travelling since the start of March.

Shark Bites
  • The Lightning are 5-15-1 in their past 21 games at Joe Louis Arena.
  • The Red Wings have won four of their past five home games.
  • The Lightning’s top line (Killorn, Johnson, Kucherov) has scored seven of the team’s eight goals.

After the first game of the series was too close for the Lightning’s comfort, they took it to the Wings in Game 2 with a final score of 5-2. Tyler Johnson has been unstoppable with two goals and four assists through the first two games of the series.

If the Red Wings want to try and extend their season, they will need to see their best players actually score. Henrik Zetterberg has one goal in the past 26 games, Gustav Nyquist has one goal in the past 16 and Pavel Datsyuk has not scored in the past 12 outings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Detroit Red Wings as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

A 3-2.5 result in favor of the Red Wings 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.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Red Wings currently sport a record of 41-32-11. The Tampa Bay Lightning are 47-31-5. Betting totals have seen the Red Wings post a 32-36-16 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 34-39-10 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Detroit Red Wings rated this week at No. 10 and the Tampa Bay Lightning sitting at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Red Wings No. 23-ranked offense (2.56 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.44 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 18.48% rate while the Lightning have a 84.27% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Detroit is 15-5-1 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Detroit, Tuesday, April 19th