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Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings Pick and Betting Preview

Joe Louis Arena hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Detroit Red Wings and the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Detroit sat as 100 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.2-2.2 result in favor of the Red Wings. 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

This season the Detroit Red Wings are 29-32-11 overall while the Tampa Bay Lightning are 35-29-9. As for the totals, Detroit is 32-32-8 on the OU, and Tampa Bay is 33-33-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 19-ranked Detroit Red Wings and the No. 5-rated Tampa Bay Lightning in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Red Wings No. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.81 goals per game allowed. The Red Wings powerplay has clicked at a 13.48% rate while the Lightning have a 80.51% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They won as +186 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Detroit is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Detroit is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay home to Chicago, Monday, March 27th
Detroit home to Minnesota, Sunday, March 26th