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Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - 3/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings
Date & Time Thursday March 14, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, MI
The Line
Detroit +290 / Tampa Bay -370 / over-under: 6
TV Channel
FS-Detroit
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The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Detroit Red Wings in a Thursday NHL tilt.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have won four of five after routing Toronto 6-2 on the road on Monday. Auston Matthews scored in the second and Connor Brown tallied in the third for Toronto. Frederik Andersen allowed four goals on 19 shots before Garret Sparks stopped 21-23 shots in relief for Toronto.

The explosive Lightning offense received two goals from Tyler Johnson and Cedric Paquette with Anthony Cirelli and Ondrej Palat lighting the lamp. Yanni Gourde, Ryan McDonagh and Jan Rutta posted two assists each for Tampa Bay and Andrei Vasilevskiy picked up the win with 26 stops.

The Detroit Red Wings never got their offense untracked in a 3-1 loss at Montreal on Tuesday for a third straight defeat. Andreas Athanasiou scored in the third for Detroit and Jonathan Bernier gave up two goals on 35 shots to get the loss.

The Canadiens saw Max Domi score in the first and on the empty net while Brett Kulak also tallied in the first. Tomas Tater added a pair of helpers for the Habs and Carey Price picked up the win with 20 stops.
Lightning are 41-11 in their last 52 overall and Lightning are 43-15 in their last 58 vs. Atlantic and Lightning are 45-19 in their last 64 games as a road favorite.

Red Wings are 17-35 in their last 52 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and Red Wings are 39-82 in their last 121 vs. Eastern Conference and Red Wings are 16-36 in their last 52 overall.

Favorite is 23-6 in the last 29 meetings and Lightning are 22-5 in the last 27 meetings and 

Lightning are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit.

Detroit is slumping and Tampa Bay is perpetually hot but I’m not paying the juice and would do something on the over or walk away…

Pick:
over 6 // will update

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