Red Wings vs. Lightning - 3/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (46-22-7) at Detroit Red Wings (39-22-12)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings -120 / Tampa Bay Lightning +109 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SUN, FSDT
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings play Saturday at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Lightning are averaging 3.2 goals and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Tampa Bay Lightning have one power play goal in their last four games and have won seven straight when scoring at least three goals. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 40 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 32 assists and Tyler Johnson has 190 shots on goal. Defensively, the Lightning are allowing 2.5 goals and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Ben Bishop has allowed 123 goals on 1,440 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 31 goals on 387 shots.
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The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have three power play goals in their last four games and have split their last eight games when scoring at least three goals. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 27 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 45 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 169 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 112 goals on 1,252 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 53 goals on 612 shots.
The Lightning are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. The Red Wings are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Lightning are 3-9-1 in the last 13 meetings in Detroit and 7-1 in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Red Wings are in a major funk, as their defense has let them down in a major way as of late. The Lightning always show up to play and have beaten Detroit in seven of their last eight games. I like the value of the plus money here.