NHL Odds- Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lighting

Right before the Olympic break, the Eastern Conference will have an interesting matchup this Saturday night as the Detroit Red Wings visit the Tampa Bay Lighting at 7 PM ET at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

455653409Tampa Bay is second in the Atlantic Division with 69 points, but they have lost two in a row; Detroit is fifth in the division with just five points less than the Red Wings.

“The last week and a half (has been tough),” Lighting coach Jon Cooper said. “I don’t mind where we are in the standings. We kind of built a bulge in the standings, point-wise, and now we’ve lost some of it. But in saying that, I’d rather be where we are right now than where some other teams are.”

Detroit has won two in a row and three of the last four with victories over Washington, Vancouver and Florida.

“We’re gaining some confidence here and putting a good stretch together,” Detroit veteran Daniel Alfredsson said. “We need one good effort here before the break to put ourselves in a better situation.”

The NHL odds for this matchup has Tampa Bay listed -126 in the moneyline, while Detroit is +115; the goals total is set at 5.

Tampa Bay is 6-17-2 SU in its last 25 games when playing Detroit, and 4-9-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Detroit.

Also, the total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing Detroit.

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MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.

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