Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings

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The Tampa Bay Lightning will be going for their third consecutive win when they face the Detroit Red Wings in the final game of their two-game series on Thursday night. The Lightning are coming off a 4-3 win over the Red Wings in their last game.

Tampa Bay is 9-0-1 in its last 10 games against Detroit.

Lightning Going For Ninth Win In 10 Games

The Lightning are the hottest team in the league right now, with the team winning eight of their last nine games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Red Wings, which will give them their fourth win in a row and ninth win in their last 10 games.

Tampa Bay is one of the best offensive teams in the league, averaging 3.63 goals per game. They finished with four goals on 29 shots in their last game.

Erik Cernak led the way for Detroit with a goal and an assist. Blake Coleman also had a goal and an assist, while Victor Hedman picked up an assist.

Tampa Bay has also done well defensively, giving up 2.08 goals per game. They gave up three goals in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.

Red Wings Tying To Snap Four-Game Losing Streak

The Red Wings haven’t played well this season and come into this game on a four-game losing streak. They will try to put an end to their streak with a win over the Lightning, which will give them their third win in their last seven games.

Detroit isn’t good offensively, averaging 2.11 goals per game. They finished with three goals on 23 shots in their last game.

Adam Erne, Patrik Nemeth, and Dylan Larkin, each scored a goal for the Red Wings, while Filip Hronek added two assists.

Detroit has also struggled defensively, giving up 3.37 goals per game. They gave up four goals in their last game and will need to do a significantly better performance if they want to get the win.

The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The Red Wings are terrible defensively and have given up 20 goals in their last five games. They also haven’t played well on special teams, giving up the third-most power-play goals. The Lightning have one of the best offenses in the league and the third-most power-play goals, so expect the Red Wings, who gave up 12 goals in their first three games against the Lightning to struggle defensively once again. The Red Wings have also struggled offensively, and have scored eight goals in their last four games. With the Lightning giving up less than 2.5 goals per game on the road, expect them to keep the Red Wings in check and pick up the easy win.

Prediction:
Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

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Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The Red Wings are averaging 2.11 goals per game and don’t play much better at home. They are facing a defense that is giving up 2.43 goals per game on the road and will go over their average in this game. The Lightning are averaging 3.63 goals per game, but their average drops to 3.21 goals per game on the road. Even though the Red Wings are giving up 2.85 goals per game at home, they gave up four goals per game in their first three games against the Lightning, so expect Tampa Bay to score enough goals to push the score over the total. The Lightning and Red Wings played over the total in two of their last three meetings.

Prediction:
Over 5.5