Tampa Bay Lightning (34-14-2) at Detroit Red Wings (17-26-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings +300 / Tampa Bay Lightning -400 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings meet in NHL action from Little Casesars Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to build on a 3-0 win over Dallas last time out. Brayden Point leads the Bolts in scoring with 46 points including a team-high 22 goals and 24 assists while Ondrej Palat has 45 points with 15 goals and 30 assists. Victor Hedman’s on 44 points with 35 assists while Yanni Gourde and Alex Killorn each have 30+ point and double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. As a team, Tampa Bay is averaging 3.4 goals on 30.2 shots with a 24.5% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.6 goals on 20.5 shots against with an 82.7% success rate on the PK this season.
The Detroit Red Wings will try to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Carolina in their last game. Jakub Vrana leads the Red Wings in scoring with 32 points including a team-high 17 goals with 15 assists while Filip Hronek has a team-high 21 assists on the year. Dylan Larkin, Adam Erne and Robby Fabbri who make up the red of the top 5 scorers for the Red Wings this season are all out of the lineup for potentially the rest of the season with injury/illness. As a team, Detroit is averaging 2.2 goals on 27.3 shots with a 10.8% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.1 goals on 31.7 shots with a 77.7% success rate on the PK this season.
Tampa Bay is 66-20 in their last 86 games against a team with a losing record and 53-24 in their last 77 games following a win while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games as a road favorite. Detroit is 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 31-88 in their last 119 games overall while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games as an underdog. The home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
There’s a ton of value with the Detroit Red Wings here, but either way I think we’re bound to see a ton of goals here as seeing Tampa Bay’s backup goalie wouldn’t surprise me at all and Detroit hasn’t been the most stout defensive team in the league either. I think we have a slugfest on our hands here, so give me the over.