Red Wings at Lightning - 4/13/16 Game One Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (41-30-11) at Tampa Bay Lightning (46-31-5)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning +105 / Detroit Red Wings -125 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning play game one of the playoffs Wednesday night.
The Detroit Red Wings head into the playoffs after splitting their last 14 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 23 goals, Tomas Tatar has 24 assists and Justin Abdelkader has 155 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 115 goals on 1,448 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 92 goals on 979 shots. Mrazek has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning made the playoffs after losing five of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power plays. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 36 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 36 assists and Ondrej Palat has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 123 goals on 1,672 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 58 goals on 646 shots. Bishop has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 119-56-8 in their last 183 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Lightning are 27-11 in their last 38 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 61-30 in their last 91 home games. The Red Wings are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa Bay.
We're getting the home team here for plus money in game one of the playoffs. I'm not sure how you can turn that down. It's not like the Red Wings have been lighting the world on fire, as they just barley clinched a spot. I'll take the home team here given the value.