Red Wings vs Lightning 02/03/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends
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The Detroit Red Wings are 1-16 on the moneyline in their last 17 games against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Red Wings hope to break out of their current losing streak with a big upset win over the Lightning on Wednesday night.
Detroit is a +260 road underdog on the NHL odds in Tampa Bay at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Lightning (-320) had their 16-game winning streak against the Red Wings snapped last March when Detroit pulled off an upset as +250 underdogs at home.
Red Wings vs Lightning | OddsShark Matchup Report
Last season, the Red Wings went 3-1 over their first four games before going 0-7-1 over their next eight games. History seems to be repeating itself this season as Detroit opened 2021 with a respectable 2-2-0 record but have since gone 0-4-2 over the team’s last six games.
Detroit carries an 11-game road losing streak into this six-game road trip that includes two games against the Lightning, two games against the Florida Panthers, and two games against the Nashville Predators.
Thomas Greiss is still looking for his first win with the Red Wings as he is 0-5-2 in his seven starts thus far. Greiss has a 3.03 goals-against average and an .897 save percentage with his new team.
The Lightning have picked up where they left off last season with a 5-1-1 record through their first seven games. Tampa Bay ranks 10th in the NHL in goals scored per game with 3.43 and tied-for-fourth in goals against allowing only 2.29 goals per game. Steven Stamkos leads the team in scoring with five goals and four assists. The Lightning are a perfect 4-0-0 at home in 2021.
Wednesday night’s total is set at 5.5 goals at sports betting sites. The UNDER is 5-0 in Tampa Bay’s last five home games against the Red Wings.
After getting off to a solid start to the season in the defensive zone, the Red Wings have seen their team goals-against average balloon up to 3.50. But the bigger issue has been on offense where the Red Wings rank dead last in the NHL with only two goals per game. Getting on track against a team as good defensively as the Lightning will be a tall task.
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