Wings vs. Lightning Game 5 Pick
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to finish off the Detroit Red Wings when these two meet in Game 5 of their series tonight at 7PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Tampa Bay is a clear favorite on the road, as the Lightning are getting odds of -160 to win, while the Red Wings are getting a money line of +145 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 5 goals. Tampa Bay has a 3-1 lead in this series.
Tampa Bay is 49-32-5 overall, 27-13-3 at home and 40-35 with the under. Detroit is 42-33-11 overall, 19-19-5 on the road and 37-32 with the under. Tampa Bay was able to take a 3-1 lead in this series thanks to a 3-2 win in Detroit on Tuesday night. The Lightning have now won five of their last six against Detroit.
The story of Game 4 was the power play. The Lightning scored all three of their goals on the power play while Detroit is just 1 for 21 with the man advantage in this series. Nikita Kucherov has been the main weapon for the Tampa power play, scoring five goals in this series, including two on Tuesday. Look for Tampa Bay to continue to execute with the man advantage on a Detroit team that seems to be a step slow for the Lightning.
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