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Lightning vs. Red Wings Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 2, 2021
Matt Blunt
NHL Expert

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings Predictions

Score Prediction Lightning 4 Red Wings 2

Losing 1-0 in the shootout yesterday afternoon could look like a lazy matinee effort from the Bolts, but they outshot the Wings at a better than 2-1 clip (33-15) and just couldn't find the back of the net. An outright ML price is steep, but the good news is that Tampa's played nine OT games prior to Saturday, and only once did they come in consecutive games.

Getting creative with the regulation line is the route I prefer, but the -1.5 PL is an option if you believe the floodgates will open for Tampa's offense today. It's the only game in the NHL on the schedule today, so all eyes will be on the Cup champs and they aren't in a hurry to look awful.

I'm still not convinced Tampa cares what seed they end up getting for the playoffs, but they are 2-0 SU off an OT loss this year as well, winning both in 60 minutes.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings Best Bets

  • Tampa Bay in regulation ML

The Tampa Bay Lightning enter Sunday afternoon's game winning four of their last five games. (AP)

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings Betting Analysis

Tampa Bay is currently the second-place team in the Central Division table with a 34-14-3 record. The Red Wings are in seventh place of the Central Division standings with a 25-24-2 record. The Lightning are 26 points ahead of the Red Wings in the standings.

  • Venue: Little Caesars Arena
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • TV-Time: NBC - 3:00 p.m. ET

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings Form

Tampa Bay lost its last game, which was against Detroit, and snapped a four-game winning streak. Detroit's recent win over Tampa Bay snapped a three-game losing streak.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings Head To Head

Detroit has won three of the last four games played between both teams, covering the +1.5 puck line in five straight meetings.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings Game Odds

  • Lightning -350
  • Red Wings +280
  • Lightning (-1.5) -135
  • Red Wings (+1.5) +110
  • Over 5.5 -110
  • Under 5.5 -110

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change

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