Will Lightning zap the Wings?
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to start their series with the Detroit Red Wings with a win as they meet tonight at 7PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Tampa Bay is favored to win Game 1 at home, as the Lightning are getting odds of -155 to win, while the Red Wings are getting a money line of +140 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.
Detroit was 41-30-11 on the season and 19-17-5 on the road. Tampa Bay is 46-31-5 overall and 25-13-3 at home for the season. These two met four times during the season and the home team picked up the win in all four games. They also hit the under in three of their four meetings.
Neither team comes in playing all too well, as the Lightning have lost three of their last four while the Wings have dropped their last two. Detroit has had plenty of playoff issues in recent years, going 3-8 in their last 11 conference quarterfinal games. Tampa has won 61 of its last 91 home games and 27 of its last 38 when playing on 3 or more days of rest.
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