Lightning Just Outside NHL Playoff Spot
The Tampa Bay Lightning (37-29-9) have dominated the Detroit Red Wings this season. The Bolts defeated Detroit in each of their previous four matchups. They will attempt to complete the sweep tonight in Tampa (7:30 PM ET on FS-D). The Lightning are 7-3 over their last 10 games. The team sits one point behind the Boston Bruins for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Right winger Nikita Kucherov is enjoying the best offensive season of his career. Kucherov has scored 38 goals and 40 assists through 67 games. Down the stretch he’s managed to turn up that production even further. He has scored 7 goals and had 2 assists over his past four games. With scoring like that, Tampa seems poised to be in the post-season this spring.
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The Detroit Red Wings (31-32-12) are preparing for a summer of rebuilding. This is the first time in 25 years the Wings will not punch a ticket to the playoffs. The Wings are Sitting second to last in the Eastern Conference. Only one player has scored more than 20 goals this season. The Wings will look to next season to start anew.
Betting Odds Trends
|Detroit Red Wings|
|Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 6 games|
|Detroit is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road|
|Detroit is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road|
|Detroit is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay|
|Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay|
|Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay|
|Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay|
Tampa Bay Lightning
|Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games|
|Tampa Bay is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Detroit|
|Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit|
|Tampa Bay is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Detroit|
|Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit|
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