Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/4/21

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/4/21 Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (12-22-5) at Tampa Bay Lightning (26-9-2)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -400 / Detroit Red Wings +320 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Detroit Red Wings and the Tampa Bay Lightning meet in NHL action from the Amalie Arena on Sunday afternoon.

The Detroit Red Wings will look to bounce back from a narrow 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay last time out. Filip Hronek leads the Wings in scoring with 21 points with a team-high 19 assists while Dylan Larkin has 6 goals with 13 assists for his 19 points along with a team-high 111 shots on goal this season. Anthony Mantha and Robby Fabbri each have 18 points with a team-high 10 goals and 8 assists while Bobby Ryan and Filip Zadina each have 14 points with Ryan splitting between 7 goals and 7 assists while Zadina has 10 assists. As a team, Detroit is averaging 2.2 goals on 27.9 shots with an 11.8% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.2 goals on 31.2 shots with a 73.4% kill rate on the PK this season.

The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to add to their win over Detroit from Saturday. Victor Hedman leads the Bolts in scoring with 35 points including a team-high 29 points while Brayden Points and Ondrej Palat each had 33 points with Point posting a team-high 15 goals along with 17 assists while Palat has 12 goals and 21 assists. Steven Stamkos has 32 points with 16 goals and 16 assists while Yanni Gourde and Alex Killorn each have 23 points with double-digit goals and assists this season. As a team, Tampa Bay is averaging 3.5 goals on 30.4 shots with a 27.6% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.4 goals on 28.3 shots against with an 82% success rate on the PK this season.

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Detroit is 22-67 in their last 89 games overall and 7-44 in their last 51 road games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Tampa Bay is 4-1 in their last 5 games on no rest and 37-15 in their last 52 games as a home favorite while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 home games.

I get that Detroit just lost to Tampa Bay and that the Lightning are the better team, but I’m still not laying this much juice with the Lightning when they’ve already lost to Detroit and most likely have Curtis McElhinney in net for this one. Detroit gave the Bolts a run on Saturday and I think they could do it again here so give me Detroit +1.5 in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Detroit +1.5

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

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