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Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning Predictions & Tips - Tampa To Defend Home Ice

  • Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning predictions for Sunday
  • Red Wings-Lightning is set to get underway at 17:00 BST
  • Tampa Bay are 15-3 at home this season while Detroit are 3-14-2 on the road
  • Lightning tipped to make most of home comforts once again
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Leigh Copson 03 Apr 2021
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Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning Predictions & Tips


Tampa Bay should once again be too strong to beat at home.

The Lightning’s form has dipped recently, but few teams have been as strong as them on the home ice.

They should have more than enough about them to see off a Detroit side who have been poor on the road.

  • Tampa Bay Lightning are 15-3 at home this season
  • Tampa Bay Lightning are 3-0 at home vs Detroit this season
  • Tampa Bay Lightning covered -1.5 in two of their three home wins vs Detroit
  • Tampa Bay Lightning are 4-1 overall vs Detroit this season
  • Detroit Red Wings are 3-14-2 on the road this season
  • Detroit Red Wings have lost eight straight on the road
  • Detroit Red Wings have lost by at least two goals six of their last eight road losses

Head To Head


  • Tampa Bay Lightning lead the all-time series 40-33-2-2
  • Tampa Bay Lightning lead the regular season series 32-29-2-2

Detroit Red Wings Form & Team News


Detroit did manage a couple of home wins recently, but as soon as they hit the road it was back to losing ways.

The Red Wings have lost eight straight on the road and have managed just three wins on their travels this season.

Tyler Bertuzzi (upper body) is still out, while three players missed action earlier this week.

They were Jonathan Bernier (lower body), Sam Gagner (undisclosed) and Bobby Ryan (upper body).

Tampa Bay Lightning Form & Team News


Tampa Bay lost three straight games between the end of last week and early this week.

However, they have been excellent at home this season, winning 15 of their 18 home games.

Nikita Kucherov (hip), Anders Nilsson (concussion) and Mitchell Stephens (knee) remain sidelined.

Erik Cernak and Jan Rutta (both lower body) missed games earlier this week.

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Verdict

Tampa Bay’s recent form has not been great, but their home record is.

So is their home record against Detroit. Three wins from three games, with the spread covered in two of them. We could see the same here.

Value Bet: Tampa Bay Lightning Moneyline @-500.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Bet: Tampa Bay -1.5 Spread @-161.29 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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