Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning 04/04/2021 Spread, NHL Odds & Picks
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Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning 04/04/2021 – The Tampa Bay Lightning looks to make it two in a row against the Detroit Red Wings as the two teams at the opposite poles of the Central Division meet again at the Amalie Arena for the second straight game of a back-to-back on Sunday. The Lightning nipped the Red Wings, 2-1, on Saturday as the team kept its grip of the top spot in the division with 26 wins and 54 points in 37 games. Top sportsbook online suggests a lopsided finish for the second match in favor of Tampa Bay, which is pegged as heavy favorites at -526. The Red Wings will be tasked to defy a +375 underdog price. The match will start at 12:00 noon Eastern Time and is to be shown live on NBC and NHL.TV.
Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning 04/04/2021
When: Sunday, April 4, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning 04/04/2021 Betting Odds:
Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings have been battered and bruised all season, but on Saturday afternoon, they showed that they would not back down against the No. 1 team in their division. Sure, they still lost that game, but their character still has to be commended. Detroit has now lost three in a row as their chances of making it to the next round grow dim. It could be said that the amount of pressure is greater on Tampa Bay’s side than theirs, which gives them a tolerable room to enjoy the action on the ice. Detroit Red Wings could expect a much more assertive Lightning on Sunday, but that does not mean they won’t be able to put up a worthy competition. They just need to stay true to the defense as they had the last game for them to have a chance. Detroit must know that it will take a cohesive unit to achieve an upset with minimum room for mistakes.
Players to watch: F. Hronek D (G 2 A 19 PTS 21), D. Larkin C (G 6 A 13 PTS 19), A. Mantha RW (G 10 A 8 PTS 18).
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning is definitely back on track. After an unusual three-game losing skid to end the month of March, Tampa Bay has since rediscovered their form to bag a pair of wins to start the new month. It was the team’s composure that kept its head above water against the opposition in its last two games, which ended in a one-goal separation, respectively. Although the back-to-back victories were a welcome sight, Saturday’s finish was rather surprising. The Lightning, being the best team in the division, was expected to score an easy victory against the Red Wings, who are at the last place so far in the race. Instead, the team had to withstand a defensive slugfest before coming through with a close win. Tampa Bay knew they dodged that one; thus, they are expected to target a much more convincing act in less than 24 hours.
Players to watch: V. Hedman D (G 6 A 29 PTS 35, B). Point C (G 16 A 17 PTS 33), O. Palat LW (G 12 A 21 PTS 33).
Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games.
Red Wings vs Lightning Betting Picks
The final score on Saturday has served Tampa Bay a red alert heading into the second game in as many nights against Detroit at home. The Lightning’s poise was put to the test in the last game as they barely escaped the heavy underdogs in the Red Wings. The team knows that they could not afford the same approach in the second meeting, otherwise, it could lead to an undesired ending. Backing Tampa Bay in NHL Betting for the two-way match-winner market won’t give satisfying returns due to its heavy favorite tag. But bettors must know that putting their stakes on the Red Wings in high hopes of an upset is a recipe for the disaster. It will be a one-sided affair in favor of the home team, and there will be no questions about it.
Score Prediction: Red Wings 1, Lightning 6.