Wings vs. Lightning Game 2 Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Tampa Bay is favored to win Game 2 at home, as the Lightning are getting odds of -150 to win, while the Red Wings are getting a money line of +135 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 5 goals.
Detroit is now 41-31-11 on the season and 19-18-5 on the road. Tampa Bay is 47-31-5 overall and 26-13-3 at home for the season. The Lightning won Game 1 of the series, 3-2, on Wednesday. They trailed 2-1 in the second period but picked up the offensive intensity from there. Tampa has now won three straight meetings with Detroit.
While the Red Wings were in Game 1, the Lightning established a physical style of play Detroit probably wasn’t expecting. The Wings don’t have a lot of bodies capable of matching that. Tampa Bay also can play fast, something Detroit wasn’t ready for during stretches of Game 1. With the game in Tampa, look for the Lightning to be able to continue to dictate the style of play.
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