Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 4/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-175) Blue Jackets (+145)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (14-18-8) host the Tampa Bay Lightning (26-10-2) at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Lightning coming in at -175 and the Blue Jackets are at +145. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Lightning were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5-1 defeat against the Red Wings in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Lightning was 50 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 28 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 64.1%. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 65.6% and their PDO was 79.2 in this one. Tampa Bay accrued 6 minutes in the box in this outing. The Lightning had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against finished at 20, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 63.6%. They garnered 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to take control of the puck. In addition, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to make the most of them. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 of the 28 shots they put on net.
Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have amassed 126 power play opportunities (1st in the league) and have a total of 23 goals in those attempts. The Lightning have had 1,063 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .913. Tampa Bay has tried 1,153 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.2%. When playing at even strength, the Lightning have allowed 69 goals while notching 97 on offense. Tampa Bay comes into the game with 122 power play chances and they have scored 32 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 26.23%. For the season, they have racked up 54 points and their points percentage is .711. In terms of scoring goals, the Tampa Bay Lightning have racked up 129 goals (4th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have conceded 92.
The man in net for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has taken the ice for 289 games over the course of his hockey career. He has earned a record of 182-78-19 and got the start in 279 games. Opponents have notched 700 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.49. Vasilevskiy has seen 8,770 shots taken against him and has amassed 8,070 saves. His save percentage is at .920 during his 16,853 mins in the crease. Over the course of his time in hockey, Vasilevskiy has accrued 158 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .566.
When they were on the ice last, Columbus opposed the Panthers in a matchup where the Blue Jackets were on the wrong end of the score by a final of 3-0. Columbus had a 45.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Columbus had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick rate came in at 43.8% by earning a Fenwick of 32 and the Panthers finishing with a 41 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 91 and they earned an oZS percentage of 45.7%. The Blue Jackets notched 0 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
Over the course of the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned a total of 96 goals, 36 points, and a points percentage of .450. They have allowed 126 goals to be scored by of a combination of 105 goals at even strength and 21 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blue Jackets have scored 83 goals at even strength and 13 goals (28th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have a total of 92 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 14.13%. Columbus has taken 1,159 shots (8th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.28%, while allowing the other team 1,271 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 77.17% on the other teams 92 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.1%.
Across the rink you are going to see Joonas Korpisalo protecting the goal. Korpisalo holds a lifetime record of 68-54-20 and has played in 154 games. Korpisalo's quality start percentage comes out to 49.6% and he has made 70 quality starts in his career. He has a tally of 3,958 saves out of 4,366 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .907. His opponents are averaging 2.84 goals/game and he has yielded 408 goals overall. He has started in 141 games and has played for a total of 8,614 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus (+145)
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