Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings - 3/11/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings - 3/11/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings (7-16-4) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (18-4-2)

Game Info: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

Betting Odds: Detroit Red Wings +264 / Tampa Bay Lightning -300 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings meet Thursday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Tampa Bay Lightning look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 28.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 11 goals, Victor Hedman has 20 assists and Brayden Point has 65 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing two goals per game and are killing 87.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 36 goals on 564 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 11 goals on 104 shots.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win here to snap a four game losing streak. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 10.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Bobby Ryan leads Detroit with six goals, Filip Hronek has 12 assists and Dylan Larkin has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 69.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Thomas Greiss has given up 48 goals on 411 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 35 goals on 388 shots.

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The Lightning are 36-16 in their last 52 road games and 62-23 in their last 85 overall. The Red Wings are 16-35 in their last 51 home games and 17-61 in their last 78 overall. The under is 7-1 in Lightning last 8 Thursday games. The over is 5-1 in Red Wings last 6 overall. The Lightning are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Detroit and 35-16-1 in the last 52 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Lightning continue their impressive hot streak and they're now a profitable team despite being massive favorites most nights. The Detroit Red Wings have shown signs of life here and there, but it's not enough to take a shot with them against the better teams in the league. The Lightning are head and shoulders the better team and will comfortably win most nights against the bottom of the barrel. Give me the Lightning and the PL.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5

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