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Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning 02/03/2021 Predictions, Previews and Spread
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Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning 02/03/2021 – A slumping team takes on a surging team as the Detroit Red Wings visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday at the Amalie Arena in Florida. The Central Division matchup will feature a rather lopsided affair with the home team being tagged as the runaway favorites at -333 match-winner price based on the latest NHL Betting Odds. Tampa Bay is on a hunt for a third win in a row following their back-to-back wins against Nashville to begin their homestand. The Red Wings, meanwhile, are looking to arrest a six-game losing skid. The puck will be dropped at 05:30 PM Eastern with live broadcasts at FSD and NHL.TV.
Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning 02/03/2021
When: Wednesday, February 3, 5:30 PM ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning 02/03/2021 Betting Odds:
Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings have not won a single game since the 19th of January. The awful stretch has sent Detroit reeling at the bottom of the division standings with a 2-6-2 record after falling 3-2 to the Florida Panthers on Sunday. It goes without saying that the early struggles that the team is currently experiencing somehow agree with the preseason forecast. One way or another, analysts took no notice of the Red Wings in terms of contention in the modified NHL Season. And after 10 games played, the numbers seemed to back up the prediction. While they have shown great resolve on the defensive end, the Wings remained awful on the penalty kill at just 64.5% – the worst in the league – and on the power play, converting just 11.8%.
Players to watch: D. Larkin C (G 4, A 4, PTS 8), T. Bertuzzi LW (G 5, A 2, PTS 7), B. Ryan RW (G 4, A 2, PTS 6).
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning earned a significant boost after sweeping the Predators in their return to the Amalie Arena. The reigning Stanley Cup champions have not quite lived up to the billing to begin their title defense. But despite some lapses in their performance, the team managed to be consistent and in step with their top rivals in the Central Division. Tampa Bay has racked up five wins in seven games to join three other teams in their group with 11 points each. On paper, it appears that a victory against a win-starved Red Wings is all but a formality when the teams face each other on Wednesday. But work still has to be done as they should not fall into the trap of complacency.
Players to watch: S. Stamkos C (G 4, A 5, PTS 9), V. Hedman D (G 2, A 6, PTS 8), B. Point C (G 3, A 5, PTS 8)
Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games.
Red Wings vs Lightning Betting Picks
Easy pick. The Lightning will win this match without any shade of doubt. Almost all the advantages are on the side of the defending Stanley Cup champions and there is no way Detroit would pull off an upset. Not even close. There will be no stopping Tampa Bay as the team will continue climbing the division ladder, in the process adding more misery to the struggling Red Wings.
Score Prediction: Red Wings 1, Lightning 4.