St. Louis Blues vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 12/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+124) Lightning (-150)
Amalie Arena is the venue where Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (12-5-4) will take on the St. Louis Blues (12-7-3) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Blues coming in at +124 and the Lightning are at -150. The total opens at 5.5.
The Blues were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory against the Lightning in their last outing. The Corsi for the Blues came in at 47 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 51 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 48.0%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 44.3% and they had a PDO of 99.4 in this one. St. Louis accrued 8 penalty mins in this game. The Blues had a solid offensive output and it showed in the win. Their Fenwick was 37 and the Fenwick Against sat at 38, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 49.3%. They had 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to take control of the puck. They also had 3 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. For the game, they finished 4 out of the 33 shots they attempted.
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St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 60 power play opportunities (21st in the NHL) and have scored 12 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 676 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .910. St. Louis has taken 743 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.8%. When playing at even strength, the Blues have conceded 49 goals while notching 55 themselves. St. Louis has tallied 61 power play chances and they have scored 18 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 29.51%. For the current season, they have 27 points and their points percentage is .614. Regarding scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have notched 73 goals (6th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have given up 61.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jordan Binnington. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Binnington is sitting with 75 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .547. His save percentage currently is at .914 during his 8,251 mins between the pipes. Binnington has seen 3,954 shot attempts against him and he has 3,615 saves. Opponents have notched 339 goals against Binnington in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.47. He has compiled a record of 80-37-19 and he started in 137 games. Binnington has been in net for 141 contests over the course of his hockey career.
In their last game, Tampa Bay faced the Blues in an outing where the Lightning took the loss by a score of 4-3. Tampa Bay earned a 52.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Tampa Bay played and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick rate was 50.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 38 and the Blues having earned a 37 Fenwick. They had a PDO at even strength of 101 and they had an oZS percentage of 55.4%. The Lightning scored 3 goals of the 33 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 chances on the power play in this contest and earned 1 goal out of those chances.
The Lightning have 53 goals at even strength and 12 goals (16th in the NHL) while on the power play. Tampa Bay has tried 626 shots (22nd in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.38%, while allowing their opponents 621 shots. So far this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accounted for 65 goals, 28 points, as well as a points percentage of .667. They have a tally of 63 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.05%. They have a penalty kill rate of 86.15% on the other teams 65 power play tries, and their save percentage is 90.7%. They have granted a total of 58 goals to be scored by way of 49 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Andrei Vasilevskiy between the pipes. He has tallied 8,896 saves out of 9,669 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .920. Vasilevskiy is sitting with a career record of 200-87-22 and has been in goal for 319 games. He was named a starter in 309 games and has played for a total of 18,663 mins. Vasilevskiy's quality start percentage is 56.6% and he has made 175 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.49 goals per contest and he has surrendered 773 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-150)
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