Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 10/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (3-0-0) at Detroit Red Wings (1-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings / Tampa Bay Lightning --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings square off Tuesday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to win three straight road games and remain undefeated on the season. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 4.3 goals per game and are scoring 16.7 percent of their power plays. Brian Boyle leads Tampa Bay with two goals, Valtteri Filppula has two assists and Jason Garrison has three points. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing two goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed six goals on 80 shots faced. Bishop has allowed two or less goals in five of his last seven regular season outings. Cedric Paquette is questionable with a foot injury.
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The Detroit Red Wings also look to remain unbeaten and will take their home ice for the second time. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Justin Abdelkader leads Detroit with four goals, Henrik Zetterberg has four assists and Dylan Larkin has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 1.5 goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their power play chances. Jimmy Howard has allowed zero goals on 22 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up three goals on 47 shots. Howard has allowed two or less goals in six of his last nine regular season outings. Darren Helm is questionable with a concussion.
The Lightning are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Red Wings are 7-3 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 5-12 in their last 17 vs. Atlantic. The Lightning are 5-11-1 in the last 17 meetings in Detroit and 11-5 in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Lightning are coming off a back-to-back and are playing a rested Detroit team that has been on fire offensively. In a battle between two unbeatens, I'm siding with the home team that's lighting up the scoreboard.