Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-180) Predators (+158)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (27-11-2) are headed to Bridgestone Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators (22-18-1). The Predators open this game at +158 while the Lightning are priced at -180. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Lightning were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-4 win over the Blue Jackets in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Lightning was sitting at 49 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 47 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 51.0%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 63.3% and their PDO was 106.0 for this game. Tampa Bay had 13 penalty minutes in this contest. The Lightning had a solid offensive outing in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick Against sat at 42, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 48.1%. They had a tally of 30 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to take control of the puck. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal. For the outing, they tallied a score on 6 of the 30 shots they put on goal.
Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have recorded 133 power play tries (1st in pro hockey) and have a total of 24 goals in those attempts. The Lightning have had 1,129 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .911. Tampa Bay has taken 1,221 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.2%. While at even strength, the Lightning have allowed the opponent to score 76 goals while notching 104 as an offensive unit. Tampa Bay is sitting with 130 power play chances and they have notched 33 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 25.38%. For the year, they have racked up 56 points and their points percentage sits at .700. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have racked up 137 goals (2nd in pro hockey) on the campaign and have given up 100.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. In his professional hockey career, Vasilevskiy is sitting with 158 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .562. He has a save percentage of .920 in his 16,968 minutes in the crease. Vasilevskiy has had 8,835 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 8,128 total saves. The opposition has scored 707 goals against Vasilevskiy in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.50. He has accumulated a mark of 183-79-19 and he was named the starter in 281 games. Vasilevskiy has taken the ice for 291 games throughout his hockey career.
Their last time out, Nashville went up against the Red Wings in an outing where the Predators got the win by a final score of 7-1. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Predators converted 7 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 120 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 53.4%. Nashville wound up with a 48.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Nashville had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 53.0% by compiling a Fenwick of 35 and the Red Wings ending the game with a 31 Fenwick at even strength.
Nashville has taken 1,237 shots (7th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.49%, while allowing the opposition 1,267 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 73.85% on their oppositions 130 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.8%. They have earned 119 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 21.01%. The Predators have scored 80 goals at even strength and 25 goals (17th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 116 goals to be scored by of a combination of 82 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they were shorthanded. For the season, the Nashville Predators have a total of 105 goals, 45 points, in addition to a points percentage of .549.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Juuse Saros in net. He has tallied 3,783 stops out of the 4,112 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .920. Saros is sitting with a lifetime record of 68-43-16 and has played in 142 games. He has made the start in 126 games and has racked up 7,891 minutes. Saros' quality start percentage sits at 60.3% and he has accumulated 76 quality starts in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has relinquished 329 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-180)
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