Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/9/21

Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/9/21 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning (17-4-2) at Detroit Red Wings (7-16-3)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Red Wings +210 / Tampa Bay Lightning -263 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 28.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 11 goals, Victor Hedman has 19 assists and Brayden Point has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing two goals per game and are killing 87.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 33 goals on 541 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 11 goals on 104 shots.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 10.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Bobby Ryan leads Detroit with six goals, Filip Hronek has 10 assists and Dylan Larkin has 72 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 69.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 44 goals on 382 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 35 goals on 388 shots.

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The Lightning are 35-16 in their last 51 road games and 61-23 in their last 84 overall. The Red Wings are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 17-60 in their last 77 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Lightning last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Red Wings last 5 overall. The Lightning are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Detroit and 35-17-1 in the last 53 meetings. The home team is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue this hot stretch where they have everything working, and they've already beaten the Red Wings twice this season, winning those games by a combined score of 8-2. The Detroit Red Wings have shown signs of life here and there these last two weeks, but they're still a bad hockey team that's also currently the third last profitable team in the league. I'll take the Lightning and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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