Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 2/9/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-150) Predators (+125)
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (5-6-0) host the Tampa Bay Lightning (7-1-1) at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. The Lightning open this matchup at -150 while the Predators are coming in at +125. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Lightning will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 3-1 win against the Red Wings in their last contest. Their offensive zone starts were at 45.5% and their PDO was 108.9 for this one. They garnered 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 33 and the Fenwick against was 30, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 52.4%. The Corsi for the Lightning came in at 37 and the Corsi against was 35 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 51.4%. Tampa Bay accrued 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. The Lightning offense showed they have some room for improvement in the victory. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 of the 32 shots they looked to score on.
Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have 31 power play tries (27th in professional hockey) and have scored 5 goals in those chances. The Lightning have had 249 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .928. Tampa Bay has taken 291 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.0%. While at even strength, the Lightning let the opposition score 13 goals while notching 26 as an offensive unit. Tampa Bay has accumulated 32 power play opportunities and they have notched 6 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 18.75%. For the current season, they have recorded 15 points and their points percentage is sitting at .833. When it comes to their scoring, the Tampa Bay Lightning have racked up 32 goals (15th in the NHL) so far this season and have allowed 18.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has taken the ice for 269 contests throughout his NHL career. He has compiled an overall record of 166-74-19 and he started in 259 games. Opponents have been able to score 660 goals against Vasilevskiy in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.53. Vasilevskiy has had 8,182 shots taken against him and has garnered 7,522 saves. His save percentage is .919 for his 15,646 mins in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Vasilevskiy has 147 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .568.
In their last game, Nashville faced the Panthers in an outing where the Predators took a loss by a tally of 2-1. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this matchup but were not able to net one. The Predators scored 1 goal out of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO at even strength was 97 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 59.8%. Nashville wound up with a 52.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Nashville had and it could be said that this team has had better games. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 53.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 39 and the Panthers having earned a 34 Fenwick.
During this campaign, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 28 goals, 10 points, as well as a points percentage of .455. They have allowed 36 goals to be scored by way of 20 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they were shorthanded. The Predators are sitting with 22 goals at even strength and 6 goals (22nd in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 41 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 14.63%. Nashville has taken 356 shots (8th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 7.87%, while allowing the opposition 331 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 65.12% on their opponents 43 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 7.9%.
Across the ice you are expected to see Pekka Rinne in goal. Rinne has accrued a career mark of 361-204-74 and has played in 665 games. Rinne's quality start rate sits at 57.2% and he has made 371 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has tallied 17,144 stops out of 18,693 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .917. The opposition is averaging 2.42 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,549 goals in total. He has been a starter 649 games and has played 38,384 minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Nashville (+125) and under 6.5 goals
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