Red Wings vs. Lightning Series Odds

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LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The Tampa Bay Lightning face the Detroit Red Wings to open the playoffs. Can Tampa find its way past Detroit in this series?

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Tampa Bay is the second seed in the Atlantic Region after it went 50-24-8 on the season, earning a total of 108 points. The Red Wings are appearing in the playoffs for the 24th straight season after going 43-25-14 on the year. Detroit is the third seed in the region with 100 points. Tampa Bay will have the home-ice advantage in this series.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Lightning are the clear favorite in this series, as they are getting odds of -190 to win the best-of-7. Detroit has been given a money line of +155 for the series. Game 1 will be held on Thursday at 7:30PM ET.

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These two teams met four times during the season, with Tampa Bay winning three of the four games. Three of the four games were also decided by multiple goals, with the home team winning each of those three contests. Tamp Bay scored a total of 12 goals in the four meetings while Detroit had 9. The Lightning have now won seven of their last nine against Detroit, dating back to 2013.

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