Lightning host the Wings

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TAMPA, FL (TheSpread) – The Tampa Bay Lightning look to further distance themselves from the Detroit Red Wings in the standings when the two meet tonight at 7:30PM ET.

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Tampa Bay is 43-21-2 on the season and 27-7 at home. Detroit comes into this game 38-20-2 overall and 19-13-2 on the road. These two have met twice this season already and Tampa Bay has won both games by a combined score of 9-4. The Lightning have actually won six of their last seven against Detroit and the two have hit the over in three of their last four meetings.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Lightning are favored at home in this contest, as they are getting odds of -160 to win, while the Red Wings are getting odds of +140 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5.5 goals.

Detroit has lost five of its last seven games, including a 3-1 loss to Florida on Thursday night. The Red Wings are just 1-3 in their last four on the road and they have hit the over in five of their last seven. Tampa Bay is coming off a 4-2 win over Montreal at home on Monday. The Lightning have won five of their last seven overall and five of their last six at home. Tampa has hit the under in three of its last four games.

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