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NHL Pick: Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning

Red Wings vs LightningOverview

The Detroit Red Wings are in Tampa tonight where they take on division rivals the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lighting have played the Red Wings well of late winning 11 of the last 18 meetings including 6 of the last 8 played at home in Tampa.

Head to Head Trends

Red Wings are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings.

Tampa Bay Lightning (-155)

The Tampa Bay Lightning are tied for 2nd in the Atlantic Division with 58 points 7 points back of the 1st place Florida Panthers. The Lightning weren’t really doing a whole lot for most of the season they were a solid team but nothing special until a couple weeks back they caught fire winning 8 of their last 9 games before the all star break.

The Lightning got a pretty good defense allowing 2.33 goals per game and a middle of the road offense averaging 2.61 goals per game but it looks like their key guys are finally starting to produce and that has been the reason for their success of late.

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends

Lightning are 8-1 in their last 9 overall.
Lightning are 51-24 in their last 75 home games.

Detroit Red Wings (+145)

The Detroit Red Wings are also tied for 2nd in the Atlantic Division with the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning. It’s hard to get a good read on this Red Wings team they have a decent defense allowing 2.47 goals per game but they don’t have the best offense in the world averaging 2.47 goals per game.

Back before Christmas the Wings went through a stretch that saw them go to overtime or the shootout in 9 of 11 games so are they getting lucky to be making it to overtime and picking up points or are they getting unlucky all these game are going to overtime. The Wings do get out shot on most night so I think they may be getting a little bit lucky and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Wings go into a major slump at some point this season.

Detroit Red Wings Trends

Red Wings are 3-7 in their last 10 games following a win.
Red Wings are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.


I like the Tampa Bay Lighting over the Wings in this one. Looks like Stamkos and friends were heating up before the break so lets hope that continues tonight.

Free Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning 


Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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