Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 2/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-150) Predators (+125)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (7-1-1) head to Bridgestone Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Nashville Predators (5-6-0). The odds on this game have the Lightning priced at -150 and the Predators are at +125. The total opens at 6.5.
The Lightning came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-1 victory against the Red Wings in their last outing. The Lightning had a middle of the road offensive output in the victory. For the game, they scored on 3 of the 32 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to net one. Tampa Bay earned 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 37 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 35 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 51.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against was 30, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.4%. They earned 17 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 19 opportunities to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 45.5% and they had a PDO of 108.9 in this game.
The Lightning have had 249 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .928. While at even strength, the Lightning have conceded 13 goals while earning 26 when they are on offense. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have tallied 31 power play opportunities (25th in pro hockey) and have racked up 5 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have scored 15 points and their points % is .833. Tampa Bay has attempted 291 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.0%. With regard to their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched 32 goals (12th in the league) this year and have conceded 18. Tampa Bay has accumulated 32 power play opportunities and they have notched 6 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 18.75%.
The man in net for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has taken the ice for 269 games throughout his hockey career. He has earned a mark of 166-74-19 and he started in 259 games. Opponents have been able to score 660 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.53. Vasilevskiy has had 8,182 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 7,522 total saves. His save percentage is .919 during his 15,646 mins in the crease. During his career on the ice, Vasilevskiy has accounted for 147 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .568.
In their last contest, Nashville faced off against the Panthers in a matchup where the Predators ended up losing by a score of 2-1. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Predators recorded 1 goal of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO at even strength of 97 and their oZS percentage was 59.8%. Nashville wrapped up this game with a 52.4% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 53.4% by notching a Fenwick of 39 and the Panthers having accrued a 34 Fenwick at even strength.
During this campaign, the Nashville Predators have tallied 28 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .455. They have allowed 36 goals to be scored by of a combination of 20 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Predators have accumulated 22 goals at even strength and 6 goals (22nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 41 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 14.63%. Nashville has put up 356 shots (7th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 7.87%, while allowing their opponents 331 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 65.12% on their opponents 43 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 7.9%.
Across the rink you will find Juuse Saros defending the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.60 goals/game and he has surrendered 304 goals in total. Saros' rate of quality starts is 58.6% and he has qualified for 65 quality starts in his career. He has started in 111 games and has been on the ice for 7,008 mins. Saros has a lifetime record of 58-39-16 and has participated in 126 games. He has gathered 3,352 stops out of 3,656 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-150)
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