New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 11/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (+190) Lightning (-212)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (9-3-3) play the New Jersey Devils (7-5-3) at Amalie Arena on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Devils priced at +190 and the Lightning are at -212. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Devils had a rough game after their 4-1 defeat to the Panthers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Devils didn't have a great showing offensively in this defeat. In the game, they scored on 1 of the 46 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but didn't get a goal. New Jersey accumulated 8 penalty mins in this contest. The Corsi for the Devils sat at 53 and the Corsi against was at 60 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 46.9%. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick Against sat at 46, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 46.5%. They compiled 20 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were at 50.0% and their PDO rating was 92.2 for this one.
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In regard to scoring goals, the New Jersey Devils have accumulated 42 goals (22nd in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have conceded 44. For the year, they have racked up 17 points and their points percentage is .567. New Jersey has accounted for 44 power play opportunities and they have tallied 7 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 15.91%. When at even strength, the Devils let the opposition score 32 goals while earning 35 on offense. New Jersey has attempted 482 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.7%. The Devils have had 479 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .908. New Jersey Devils opponents have 52 power play tries (10th in the NHL) and have a total of 12 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Mackenzie Blackwood. In his career, Blackwood has accumulated 56 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .538. His save percentage sits at .912 in his 6,296 minutes guarding the cage. Blackwood has had 3,371 shots against him and has amassed 3,073 saves. The opposition has been able to score 298 goals against Blackwood in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.84. He has an overall mark of 48-42-13 and he was named the starter in 104 games. Blackwood has been in goal for 110 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last game, Tampa Bay faced the Flyers in an outing where the Lightning ended up with the victory by a mark of 4-3. Their PDO was 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 71.0%. They had 3 power play attempts in this game and tallied 1 goal out of those opportunities. Their Fenwick percentage was 55.0% by compiling a Fenwick of 44 and the Flyers having a 36 Fenwick. The Lightning scored 4 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. Tampa Bay earned a 53.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Tampa Bay had and it was a good performance overall.
For the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched a total of 46 goals, 21 points, in addition to a points percentage of .700. They have allowed 42 goals to be scored by of a combination of 35 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. The Lightning have accumulated 37 goals at even strength and 9 goals (17th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 45 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.00%. Tampa Bay has taken 444 shots (27th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 10.36%, while allowing their opponents 441 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 85.71% on the other teams 49 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 90.5%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Andrei Vasilevskiy between the pipes. He has recorded 8,790 saves out of the 9,556 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .920. Vasilevskiy has accrued a career mark of 198-85-22 and has been in net for 315 games. He has made the start in 305 contests and has played for a total of 18,429 mins. Vasilevskiy's quality start rate is 56.4% and he has qualified for 172 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.49 goals/game and he has allowed 766 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-212)
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