Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 1/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+138) Lightning (-167)
Amalie Arena is the venue where Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (3-1-1) will take on the Nashville Predators (4-3-0) on Saturday. The Predators open this matchup at +138 while the Lightning are coming in at -167. The O/U has been set at 6.5.
The Predators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 win against the Blackhawks in their previous contest. The Predators had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this win. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 2 of the 42 shots they looked to score on. They also had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Nashville ended up with a total of 8 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 57 and the Corsi against was 50 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 53.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 48 and the Fenwick against sat at 38, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 55.8%. They took 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 11 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 51.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 99.4 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Chicago Blackhawks put up 30 shots. They had a total of 8 minutes in the box and they had 4 power play chances.
Nashville Predators opponents have tallied 26 power play tries (18th in professional hockey) and have a total of 10 goals in those chances. The Predators have had 198 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .899. Nashville has taken 233 shots and has a shooting percentage of 6.9%. When at even strength, the Predators have conceded 9 goals while notching 14 on offense. Nashville skates onto the rink with 28 power play chances and they have scored 2 goals out of those advantages, giving them a percentage of 7.14%. For the current season, they have scored 8 points and their points percentage sits at .571. In reference to their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have notched 16 goals (24th in hockey) on the year and have surrendered 20.
The man in goal for this game is Juuse Saros. Saros has been involved in 124 games during his pro hockey career. He has amassed a win-loss mark of 58-38-16 and he was named the starter in 109 games. The opposition has notched 295 goals against Saros in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.56. Saros has had 3,605 shot attempts against him and he has 3,310 saves. His save percentage sits at .918 during his 6,912 mins on the ice. In his professional hockey career, Saros has earned 65 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .596.
The Lightning opposed the Hurricanes in a game where the Lightning took a loss by a final score of 1 - 0. Tampa Bay earned a 50.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 57 while they surrendered a Corsi of 57. Their Fenwick rate was 48.9% by earning a Fenwick of 45 and the Hurricanes ending the game with a 47 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Tampa Bay had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 96.9 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 52.2%. The Lightning converted 0 goals of the 32 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Hurricanes had 4 power play attempts but didn't put the puck in goal. Tampa Bay allowed 35 shots on goal and the Hurricanes ended up with 6 minutes in the box.
Over the course of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have 15 goals, 7 points, as well as a points percentage of .700. They have permitted 11 goals to be scored by way of 8 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they were shorthanded. The Lightning have accumulated 12 goals at even strength and 3 goals (24th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 14 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.43%. Tampa Bay has taken 171 shots (28th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.77%, while allowing their opponents 148 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 82.35% on their opponents 17 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 8.8%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy in the crease. He has racked up 7,428 saves out of 8,081 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .919. Vasilevskiy has accumulated a lifetime mark of 162-74-19 and has been in goal for 265 games. He got the starting nod in 255 games and his ice time sits at 15,407 mins. Vasilevskiy's percentage of quality starts is 56.5% and he has qualified for 144 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.54 goals/game and he has allowed 653 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-167)
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