Lightning vs. Red Wings NHL Prediction

Lightning vs. Red Wings, 5/2/21 NHL Betting Predictions

With only one game on Sunday in the NHL, what’s the best bet in today’s 3:00 p.m. ET matchup between the Lightning and Red Wings? Tampa Bay is a huge moneyline favorite while the total currently sits at 5.5 goals.

Game Snapshot

031 Tampa Bay Lightning (-370) at 032 Detroit Red Wings (+290); o/u 5.5

3:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 2, 2021

Venue: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI

Tampa Bay Lightning DFS Spin

Curtis McElhinney saved 15 shots in a 1-0 shootout loss on Saturday. McElhinney picked up the rare shutout loss. He wasn't challenged too often in regulation time though. He faced no more than five shots in any period. By contrast he was beaten four times in eight shootout rounds.

Detroit Red Wings DFS Spin

Thomas Greiss stopped 33 shots in regulation time in Detroit's 1-0 shootout victory against Tampa Bay. For the second straight start, Greiss posted a shutout, but the Red Wings provided him with no support through 65 minutes. Detroit managed a mere 15 shots on net before the game went to the shootout. Last time that led to Greiss ending up with both a shutout and a loss, but at least this time the Red Wings got the edge in the skills competition to give Greiss the victory.

Lightning vs. Red Wings Prediction

Despite the under cashing yesterday in the Red Wings’ 1-0 win over the Lightning, the over is still 6- 1in the last seven meetings in Detroit and 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall. The over is also 11-3 in the Lightning’s last 14 games as a road favorite and 4-1 I their last five games when playing the second game of a back-to-back. On the other side, the over is 4-1-1 in the Red Wings’ last six games when playing the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation.

NHL BETTING PREDICTION: LIGHTNING/RED WINGS OVER 5.5

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