Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 6/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-115) Hurricanes (-105)
PNC Arena is the venue where Alex Nedeljkovic and the Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8) will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-3) on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. Tampa leads 3-1. The line on this contest has the Lightning priced at -115 and the Hurricanes are at -105. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Lightning had a good night with a 6-4 win against the Hurricanes in Game 4. Their offensive zone starts came in at 38.7% and their PDO rating was 102.1 in this game. They totaled 17 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 29 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick Against sat at 41, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 42.3%. The Corsi for the Lightning came in at 37 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 51 which means they had a Corsi rate of 42.0%. Tampa Bay compiled 14 penalty mins in this matchup. Moreover, they had 6 power play tries and were able to notch 3 goals. The Lightning had a impressive offensive outing in this win. In the game, they scored on 6 of the 26 shots they put on net.
Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have recorded 183 power play tries (2nd in hockey) and have notched 29 goals in those attempts. The Lightning have had 1,583 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .908. Tampa Bay has taken 1,692 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.6%. While at even strength, the Lightning let the opposition score 116 goals while getting 140 on the offensive side of the ice. Tampa Bay has tallied 180 power play chances and they have notched 40 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 22.22%. For the current campaign, they have racked up 75 points and their points percentage comes in at .670. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned 180 goals (8th in the NHL) this season and have given up 145.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Andrei Vasilevskiy. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Vasilevskiy has accounted for 164 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .562. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 17,629 mins guarding the cage. Vasilevskiy has seen 9,171 shots taken against him and has amassed 8,435 total saves. Opponents have notched 736 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.51. He has compiled a mark of Career and was named the starter in 292 games. Vasilevskiy has taken the ice for 302 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
In their Game 4 loss, Carolina earned a 58.0% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Carolina played and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 57.7% by earning a Fenwick of 41 and the Lightning finishing with a 30 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 98 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 61.0%. The Hurricanes tallied 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
During this campaign, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned a total of 175 goals, 80 points, in addition to a points percentage of .714. They have granted a total of 134 goals to be scored by way of 108 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they were shorthanded. The Hurricanes have accumulated 133 goals at even strength and 42 goals (3rd in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 164 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.61%. Carolina has taken 1,794 shots (5th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.75%, while allowing their opponents 1,581 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 85.23% on their oppositions 176 power play chances, and their save percentage is 91.5%.
Across the rink you will find Alex Nedeljkovic in net. Nedeljkovic has amassed a career record of Career and has played in 29 games. Nedeljkovic's quality start rate comes out to 63.0% and he has made 17 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has accounted for 731 stops out of the 788 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .928. Opponents are averaging 2.01 goals per contest and he has yielded 57 goals altogether. He was named a starter in 27 games and has accumulated 1,698 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-115)
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