Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 2/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+260) Lightning (-333)
Amalie Arena is the venue where Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-1-1) will play the Detroit Red Wings (2-6-2) on Wednesday. The Red Wings open this matchup at +260 while the Lightning are priced at -333. The total has been set at 6.5.
The Red Wings will look for better times on the ice after their 3 - 2 loss to the Panthers in their last game. The Red Wings didn't have a great showing offensively in this defeat. For the outing, they converted 2 out of the 34 shots they put on net. Furthermore, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. Detroit ended up with a total of 10 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Red Wings sat at 37 and the Corsi against was 40 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 48.1%. Their Fenwick was 29 while the Fenwick against was 32, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.5%. They earned 21 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 68.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 104.2 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Florida Panthers racked up 30 shots. They finished with 8 penalty minutes and they tallied 4 power play chances.
The Red Wings have had 297 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .882. When at even strength, the Red Wings have given up 23 goals while getting 16 themselves. Detroit Red Wings opponents have totaled 31 power play tries (19th in the league) and have racked up 11 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have accumulated 6 points and their points % is .300. Detroit has tried 262 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.6%. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Detroit Red Wings have earned 20 goals (27th in the National Hockey League) this year and have given up 35. Detroit skates onto the rink with 34 power play chances and they have added 4 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 11.76%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Thomas Greiss. Greiss has played in 289 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 137-95-30 and he has started in 254 games. The opposition has notched 685 goals versus Greiss in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.64. Greiss has had 7,983 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 7,298 saves. His save percentage is .914 during his 15,591 mins guarding the cage. Over the course of his pro career, Greiss has 140 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .551.
The Lightning opposed the Predators in an outing where the Lightning earned a victory by a tally of 5 - 2. Tampa Bay wound up with a 47.9% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 34 while they conceded a Corsi of 37. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.6% with a Fenwick of 26 and the Predators having a 31 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Tampa Bay played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO of 111.3 and their oZS percentage was 60.0%. The Lightning netted 5 goals of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 1 out of those attempts. As for their opponent, the Predators had 3 power play attempts but were not able to score a goal. Tampa Bay allowed 28 shots on goal and the Predators ended up with 8 penalty minutes.
On the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a total of 24 goals, 11 points, in addition to a points percentage of .786. They have granted a total of 16 goals to be scored by of a combination of 11 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded. The Lightning are sitting with 18 goals at even strength and 6 goals (17th in hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 25 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.00%. Tampa Bay has tried 230 shots (26th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.43%, while allowing the other team 202 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 80.00% on the other teams 25 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 10.4%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Andrei Vasilevskiy defending the goal. Vasilevskiy has compiled a career mark of 164-74-19 and has been in goal for 267 games. Vasilevskiy's quality start percentage is 56.4% and he has made 145 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has racked up 7,477 stops out of 8,135 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .919. The opposition is averaging 2.54 goals/game and he has surrendered 658 goals overall. He has started in 257 games and has been on the ice for 15,526 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+260)
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