Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 3/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-113) Hurricanes (+102)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (24-7-2) go to PNC Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Carolina Hurricanes (22-7-3). The odds on this contest have the Lightning coming in at -113 and the Hurricanes are at +102. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Lightning were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-3 loss to the Stars their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 45 and the Corsi against was at 61 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 42.5%. Their offensive zone starts were at 41.9% and their PDO was 103.9 for this matchup. Tampa Bay had 5 penalty minutes in this game. The Lightning had an average offensive output in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against was 48, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 40.7%. They accounted for 28 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 33 opportunities to gain puck control. Furthermore, they had 1 chance on the power play but didn't convert it into a score. For the matchup, they scored on 3 of the 27 shots they put on net.
When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched 119 goals (1st in hockey) on the season and have conceded 77. For the season, they have scored 50 points and their points percentage comes in at .758. Tampa Bay has accumulated 108 power play chances and they have added 31 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 28.70%. At even strength, the Lightning let the opposition score 57 goals while notching 88 when they are on offense. Tampa Bay has attempted 1,002 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.9%. The Lightning have had 920 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .916. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have earned 115 power play opportunities (2nd in hockey) and have come away with 20 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the net in this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has played in 286 games over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated an overall mark of 180-77-19 and was named the starter in 276 games. Opponents have tallied 693 goals against Vasilevskiy in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.49. Vasilevskiy has seen 8,666 shot attempts against him and has garnered 7,973 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .920 during his 16,674 minutes in the crease. For his professional hockey career, Vasilevskiy has accrued 156 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .565.
In their last outing, Carolina faced off against the Blue Jackets in a matchup where the Hurricanes earned a win by a mark of 4-3. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but were not able to net one. The Hurricanes converted 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO of 107 and their oZS percentage was 49.7%. Carolina went home with a 47.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Carolina played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 47.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Blue Jackets finishing with a 44 Fenwick at even strength.
The Hurricanes have accumulated 74 goals at even strength and 30 goals (2nd in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Carolina has put up 1,010 shots (11th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.30%, while allowing their opponents 927 shots. On the campaign, the Carolina Hurricanes have tallied 104 goals, 47 points, as well as a points percentage of .734. They have a tally of 100 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 30.00%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 82.41% on their oppositions 108 power play tries, and their save percentage is 91.4%. They have permitted 80 goals to be scored by of a combination of 61 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are expected to see James Reimer patrolling the crease. Reimer has earned a lifetime record of 170-130-42 and has played in 380 games. Reimer's quality start percentage is 50.9% and he has accumulated 176 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has accrued 10,106 stops out of 11,065 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .913. His opponents are averaging 2.79 goals/game and he has yielded 959 goals overall. He has made the start in 346 games and has accumulated 20,606 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-113)
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