Red Wings vs. Lightning Prediction: Detroit picks as they try to turn the corner

The Detroit Red Wings remain in the NHL Eastern Conference playoff picture for now.

After starting the season 7-3-2, Detroit replaced a four-game losing streak with a four-game winning streak, then the last three before winning on Sunday stopped the game.

It’s no surprise that a starting lineup like the Wings has been inconsistent, but there are some signs that Detroit is finding its groove.

The Red Wings look to rage against the Lightning Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+.

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Ben Chiarot #8 Detroit Red Wings
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Red Wings vs. Lightning Prophecy

Through the first 15 games of the season, Detroit’s hot start has looked a bit like smoke and mirrors. The Wings have gotten results, but they’ve typically missed their game at 5-on-5. Through their first 15 contests, the Red Wings ranked 29th in the NHL in shot attempts, 28th in expected field goal percentage and 26th in high-danger probability. In other words, Detroit got by because of a combination of good finishing, solid goaltending and a decent amount of luck.

But things started to change a bit at Motown.

Over the past three weeks, the Red Wings have started playing a better brand of hockey at 5-on-5 and have been pushing the game in the right direction. Over their last 10 games, Detroit is 12th in field goal percentage, 12th in field goal percentage and 21st in shortstop percentage. These aren’t eye-popping numbers, but it shows that the team is headed in the right direction.

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Alex Killorn is number 17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning
Alex Killorn is number 17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning
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Tampa Bay is also trending in the right direction with eight wins in their last 10 games and an impressive 5-for-5 in that span, but it’s against a team that’s playing their best hockey too big a number to stand. season.

The Red Wings don’t have the depth or goaltending to challenge the Lightning long-term, and the odds will tell you the Bolts are more likely to win this game than the Red Wings, but Detroit is showing that type of play. If you are looking for live underdog form.

If Ville Husso scores for the Wings, they are worth betting on this number.

Red Wings vs. Lightning pick

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