Lightning vs Crimson Wings Odds and Picks for Could 2nd

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Andrei Vasilevskiy tight against goal post steering puck away

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a paddle save on a shot by the Dallas Stars through the first interval of an NHL hockey recreation Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Picture/Chris O’Meara)

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning are sturdy highway favorites as they face the Detroit Crimson Wings Sunday
  • Tampa Bay is 14-8-2 in 2021 on the highway, and Detroit is 11-10-5 at residence
  • Learn beneath for the chances and a preview of the sport

The Tampa Bay Lightning have received 4 of their six conferences with the Detroit Crimson Wings this season. They haven’t had a straightforward time with Detroit of late, nonetheless. The puck drop is Sunday, Could 2nd at 3pm ET, with Victor Hedman and Tampa Bay a stable favourite once more within the Lightning vs Crimson Wings odds.

Total, Detroit has received simply two out of the six conferences thus far this season. Then again, Detroit had received two of the earlier three conferences heading into the weekend miniseries — scoring 11 objectives within the two wins.

Lightning vs Crimson Wings Odds

Workforce Moneyline Unfold at DraftKings Complete
Tampa Bay Lightning -305 -1.5 (-121) O 5.5 (-110)
Detroit Crimson Wings +250 +1.5 (+100) U 5.5 (-110)

Odds as of Could 1st

Tampa Bay Rises Up Defensively

The bettors stored hammering towards Tampa Bay earlier within the month and it was due to their protection. Over the previous half dozen video games, that protection has come to the forefront. It culminated in an intensive win on Thursday night time the place the Lightning held the Dallas Stars to simply 20 photographs on objective in a 3-0 shutout victory.

Tampa Bay wins when their protection and goaltending give them an opportunity towards Detroit. Within the 4 victories, the Lightning have yielded simply six objectives towards. Of their two defeats, Tampa Bay has given up a whopping 11 objectives.

The Lightning have been bizarre on the highway, profitable three of their final 5 video games however two have been by shutout — towards Columbus and Dallas. Detroit is form of a group that’s comparable within the sense that they’ll undergo intervals of time the place they don’t rating a lot.

Detroit Misses Tyler Bertuzzi

The Crimson Wings are literally barely older than the Lightning in terms of common age (27.8 vs 28). A part of the explanation they’re struggling once more is the truth that they miss gamers like Tyler Bertuzzi.

Granted, he has been out for simply over three months now however Bertuzzi provides a dynamic, particularly to Dylan Larkin’s recreation. The winger had 5 objectives in 9 video games for Detroit this yr. Consequently, Larkin has simply 9 objectives and 23 factors in 44 video games this season on a career-worst capturing proportion of 6.7%.

Crimson Wings Wrestle with Particular Groups

Detroit, with out Bertuzzi, has suffered immeasurably on particular groups — notably on the facility play. How unhealthy has it been? Allow us to rely the methods.

The Crimson Wings rank thirtieth, at a paltry 10.8%. When one combines that with their total capturing proportion of 8.1 (twenty ninth), there may be little shock why they’re thirtieth in objectives per recreation at 2.21.

This illustrates the facility play to a tee. Dylan Larkin has only one power-play objective the complete season. He had 5 final yr and 7 the yr earlier than (Detroit was beneath common then however not like this). For perspective, Tampa Bay ranks fifth within the league at a 24.5% price even with out Nikita Kucherov all season and now Steven Stamkos. Even Tampa Bay’s penalty kill is best at 82.7% (eighth). Detroit’s has improved a little bit however was higher when Tyler Bertuzzi was within the lineup. They rank twenty second at 77.7% now.

Greatest Wager

The Lightning and Crimson Wings each play their third recreation in 4 days on Sunday afternoon. Andrei Vasilevskiy is anticipated to start out for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Jonathan Bernier for the Crimson Wings.

Tampa Bay has bounced again and received six of their earlier eight video games whereas Detroit has only one win of their final seven video games. It might be a barely nearer recreation, however Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lightning on the puckline is the decide.

Decide: Lightning Puckline (-121)


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