Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings NHL Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 25, 2023
- Lm Tipster
- Feb 25, 2023, 8:43:41 AM
|Time||8:00 p.m. EST|
|Lightning money line||-163|
|Lightning spread||-1.5 (+143)|
|Red Wings money line||+147|
|Red Wings spread||+1.5 (-163)|
|Over / under||6|
2021-2022 season stats
|Tampa Bay Lightning||Detroit Red Wings|
|Home / road record||14-13-1||15-11-3|
|Goals per game||3.58||3.11|
|Goals allowed per game||2.90||3.12|
|Shots per game||31.5||34.7|
|Shots allowed per game||30.5||26.2|
|Over / under record||29-23-5||26-29-2|
On February 25, 2023, the Detroit Red Wings, on a three-game home winning streak, will host the Tampa Bay Lightning in what promises to be an exciting matchup. The game is set to take place at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit at 8 p.m. EST. These teams already faced each other twice so far this season and the Red Wings won both games.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are a team that has consistently been one of the best in the league over the past few years. They have been playing well lately and will look to continue their strong form against the Red Wings. The Lightning have a record of 36-17-4, which puts them in third place in the Atlantic Division. They have a +37 scoring differential and have scored 204 goals while conceding 167.
The Lightning have been an offensive juggernaut this season, with Nikita Kucherov leading the way. He has 22 goals and 58 assists and is one of the best players in the league. Brayden Point has also been playing well lately, with six goals and seven assists over the last ten games.
Defensively, the Lightning have been solid this season, giving up an average of 2.8 goals per game over their last ten games. They have also been penalized 3.7 times per game, spending an average of 11.6 penalty minutes per game. The Lightning will need to continue to play solid defense if they want to have a chance at beating the Red Wings.
Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings have been playing some solid hockey lately, winning seven of their last ten games. They will look to continue their strong form against the Lightning. The Red Wings have a record of 28-21-8, which puts them in fourth place in the Atlantic Division. They have a +10 scoring differential and have scored 172 goals while conceding 162.
David Perron has been the Red Wings' top performer this season, with 14 goals and 23 assists. He will need to continue to lead the way for the Red Wings if they want to have a chance at beating the Lightning. Dylan Larkin has also been playing well lately, with seven goals and seven assists over the past ten games.
Defensively, the Red Wings have been solid this season, giving up an average of 2.2 goals per game over their last ten games. They have also been penalized 3.9 times per game, spending an average of 10 penalty minutes per game. The Red Wings will need to continue to play solid defense if they want to beat the high-powered Lightning offense.
Detroit are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Detroit are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Tampa Bay.
Detroit are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
Detroit are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games against Detroit.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home.
Both teams have been playing well lately, with the Red Wings winning seven of their last ten games and the Lightning winning five. This game should be a high-scoring affair, with both teams having the potential to put up a lot of goals. The over is likely to cash in this game, as both teams have been averaging over three goals per game lately.
The key for the Red Wings will be to limit the Lightning's offensive firepower, particularly Nikita Kucherov, who has been on fire lately. They will also need to continue to play solid defense, as they have been doing over their last ten games. The Lightning, on the other hand, will need to continue to score goals at a high rate, as they have been doing lately.
Overall, I like the Lightning to win this game but the play is the over. They have the better offensive firepower and should be able to outscore the Red Wings in this game. However, anything can happen in hockey, and the Red Wings could surprise everyone with another strong performance that's why I'm taking the over.
PICK: Over 6 (-110)
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