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Free Detroit at Tampa Bay NHL Betting Pick

Written by on March 21, 2016

If you haven’t been paying much attention to the NHL this season, now is the time to start tuning in. We are heading into the final few weeks of the season, and it seems as though there are tight races going on all over the places. The Tampa Bay Lightning are fighting for the top spot in the Atlantic Division, while the Detroit Red Wings are going all out to try and hang on to the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Both of these races look as though they are going to go all the way down to the wire, and it helps make the meeting between these two teams on Tuesday night all the more critical. The Lightning are going to like their chances on home ice, but the Red Wings are a desperate bunch, as they can feel the Philadelphia Flyers drawing ever closer in the playoff race. The odds for this one will be updated at MyBookie online sportsbook as they happen. Here’s a look back at the last matchup between these two in February.

Free Detroit at Tampa Bay NHL Betting Pick and TV Info

When: Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 PM EST Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa TV: TVA Radio: Detroit and Tampa Live Stream: NHL Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Detroit Red Wings

This season has proven to be something of a pleasant surprise for the fans of the Detroit Red Wings (36-25-11), as very few people knew what to expect heading into the season. A new GM and head coach meant a change of direction for the Red Wings, but it appears as though they have chosen the right road for the most part. Detroit have a 3-point lead in the final Wild Card spot, but are keeping tabs on a Flyers team that is playing great hockey now. The Red Wings are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games, and are going to have to improve on that if they want to hold on to their playoff spot. They have taken 2 of 3 from the Lightning this season, but both of those wins came on home ice. Detroit are averaging 2.5 GPG, and are giving up 2.6 GPG.

Why Bet on the Tampa Bay Lightning

As February drew to a close, it looked as though the Tampa Bay Lightning (41-26-5) were poised to take control of the Atlantic Division after going on a 9-game winning streak. That has not panned out, though, as they followed that up with a stretch of games that saw them go just 2-4-1. They have now given up the lead in the division to the Florida Panthers, but are still just 2 points out of the top spot. The Lightning are now back home for a 6-game home stand that could well serve as the make or break for their division title aspirations. Their 21-11-3 home record suggests that this late stand could be just what the doctor ordered. The Lightning are averaging 2.7 GPG, and are giving up 2.3 GPG.

Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Lightning have lost 2 of 3 to the Red Wings this season, but that lone win came on home ice. I like them to split the regular season series on Tuesday, and I also like the possibility of the UNDER coming up in this one. Detroit Red Wings 2 Tampa Bay Lightning 4