Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 3/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+208) Lightning (-233)
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (11-15-1) head to Amalie Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Lightning (18-5-2). The Lightning open this matchup at -233 while the Predators are coming in at +208. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Predators were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-1 defeat to the Hurricanes in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Predators was sitting at 56 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 36 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 60.9%. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 45.8% and they had a PDO of 92.7 for this one. Nashville garnered 2 penalty minutes in this contest. The Predators didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. Their Fenwick was 43 and the Fenwick against finished at 29, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 59.7%. They tallied 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 opportunities to gain puck control. In addition, they had 1 power play opportunity but didn't convert it into a score. While out there on the ice, they scored on 1 out of the 33 shots they tried.
The Predators have had 809 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .889. While playing at even strength, the Predators have conceded 60 goals while earning 45 on the offensive side of the ice. Nashville Predators opponents have 93 power play opportunities (4th in professional hockey) and have notched 30 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have scored 23 points and their points percentage sits at .426. Nashville has attempted 849 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 7.3%. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have notched 62 goals (27th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 90. Nashville comes into the game with 90 power play chances and they have tallied 17 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 18.89%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Pekka Rinne. Over the course of his time in hockey, Rinne has 377 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .571. His save percentage currently is at .917 during his 39,052 mins on the ice. Rinne has seen 19,037 shots against him and has accrued 17,452 saves. Opponents have scored 1,585 goals versus Rinne in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.44. He has accumulated an overall record of 365-211-75 and he has started in 660 games. Rinne has been involved in 677 contests over the course of his NHL career.
In their last contest, Tampa Bay played the Red Wings in a matchup where the Lightning went home in defeat by a final score of 6-4. They had 6 opportunities on the power play in this outing and earned 1 out of those attempts. The Lightning had 4 goals of the 44 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO of 74 and their percentage of oZS was 91.8%. Tampa Bay went home with a 72.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Tampa Bay played and they looked good in this game. Their Fenwick percentage was 70.3% by notching a Fenwick of 45 and the Red Wings finishing with a 19 Fenwick.
Tampa Bay has tried 770 shots (16th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.82%, while allowing their opponents 694 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 87.50% on their oppositions 88 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 91.9%. They have a total of 89 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 28.09%. The Lightning have earned 66 goals at even strength and 25 goals (4th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 56 goals to be scored by way of 45 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have tallied 91 goals, 38 points, and a points percentage of .760.
Across the rink you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy in net. Vasilevskiy is sitting with a career mark of 175-76-19 and has played in 280 games. Vasilevskiy's rate of quality starts comes out to 57.0% and he has accumulated 154 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has accounted for 7,819 stops out of 8,498 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .920. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals/game and he has surrendered 679 goals altogether. He has started in 270 games and has played 16,310 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-233)
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