Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 3/8/2020
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-355) Red Wings (+309)
Little Caesars Arena is the site where Jonathan Bernier and the Detroit Red Wings (16-48-5, 8th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (42-20-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) on Sunday. The Red Wings open this game at +309 while the Lightning are priced at -355. The O/U has been set at 6. The Lightning cover 61.5% of the time, having gone 40-25 SU. The Red Wings cover 20.9% of the time, going 14-53 straight up.
The Tampa Bay Lightning come into this matchup with a record of 42 victories and 20 defeats, putting them at 2nd in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 233 goals which is good for 2nd in the East and 2nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +48, putting them at 2nd in the NHL. The Lightning currently have a total of 89 points, which is good for 3rd in the NHL and 2nd in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 2,081 which is good for 10th in the Eastern Conference and 20th in the NHL. As a unit, Tampa Bay has collected a total of 1,499 hits which means they are averaging 22.4 per game. They currently have a total of 678 blocks for the year. The man looking after the net for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy from London, Ontario. He is 25 years old and has totaled 3,003 mins defending the net for the season. Vasilevskiy is conceding an average of 2.56 goals per contest which has him ranking 9th among Eastern Conference goalies and 14th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he has given up 128 goals. His save % is .916 which has him ranking 7th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Tampa Bay Lightning came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 0 win over the Montreal Canadiens their last time out. The Lightning had a impressive offensive output in the win. In this outing, they converted 4 of the 23 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal out of those chances. Tampa Bay ended up with a total of 11 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 34 and the Corsi against was 39 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 46.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 and the Fenwick against sat at 30, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 49.2%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 52.9% and they had a PDO of 115.8 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Montreal Canadiens racked up 32 shots. They had a total of 21 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play chances.
The Red Wings are the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 16 wins and 48 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they sit 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the league with -120. They currently have a total of 136 goals for the season which puts them at 16th in the Eastern Conference. Detroit has a team save percentage of .887 which has them sitting 31st in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.3% which is good for 16th in the East. In net for Detroit is Jonathan Bernier who is having an ok year by surrendering 2.88 goals against average and that has him 21st among Eastern Conference goalies and 40th in the NHL. In the 2,442 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he's allowed 117 goals. His save % is .909, which ranks him 18th among Eastern Conference goalies and 37th in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings opposed the Chicago Blackhawks in a matchup where the Red Wings took home the win by a mark of 2 - 1. For this outing, Detroit earned a 46.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 43 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 50. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 40.0% by earning a Fenwick of 28 and the Blackhawks having earned a 42 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 101.6 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 29.6%. The Red Wings converted 2 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this game and netted 1 out of those tries. In discussing the opposition, the Blackhawks had 3 power play attempts but were not able to notch a goal. Detroit gave up 33 shots on goal and the Blackhawks had 4 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+309) and under the total goals
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