Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-175) Predators (+145)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (28-11-2) go to Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators (23-19-1). The line on this matchup has the Lightning coming in at -175 and the Predators are at +145. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Lightning went home feeling good about their game by earning a 3-0 victory over the Predators their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Lightning came in at 42 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 52 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 44.7%. Their offensive zone starts sat at 45.5% and their PDO rating was 111.1 in this one. Tampa Bay recorded 16 penalty mins in this game. The Lightning played like an average offensive team in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick against was 44, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 44.3%. They amassed 22 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to gain puck control. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. In the outing, they netted 3 out of the 34 shots they put on goal.
Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched 140 goals (4th in hockey) so far this season and have allowed 100. For the season, they have recorded 58 points and their points percentage is sitting at .707. Tampa Bay has 133 power play chances and they have scored 33 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 24.81%. While playing at even strength, the Lightning let the opposition score 76 goals while scoring 107 of their own. Tampa Bay has tried 1,255 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.2%. The Lightning have had 1,165 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .914. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have 136 power play tries (1st in hockey) and have come away with 24 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Over the course of his career, Vasilevskiy has accounted for 159 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .564. His save percentage is at .920 in his 17,028 mins guarding the cage. Vasilevskiy has had 8,871 shot attempts against him and he has 8,164 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 707 goals against Vasilevskiy in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.49. He has earned a win-loss mark of 184-79-19 and he has started in 282 games. Vasilevskiy has been involved in 292 matchups throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Nashville opposed the Stars in a matchup where the Predators got the victory by a mark of 3-2. Nashville wrapped up this game with a 45.3% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Nashville played and it tells us they had an average game overall. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 43.7% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Stars having a 40 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 102 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 60.3%. The Predators recorded 3 goals of the 20 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play chance in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal.
Nashville has put up 1,293 shots (4th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 8.28%, while allowing the other team 1,327 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on their opponents 136 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.9%. They have a total of 123 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.33%. The Predators are sitting with 82 goals at even strength and 25 goals (18th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 121 goals to be scored by way of 87 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Nashville Predators have 107 goals, 47 points, as well as a points percentage of .547.
For the opposition you will find Juuse Saros defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals/game and he has surrendered 331 goals overall. Saros' quality start rate comes in at 60.6% and he has accumulated 77 quality starts in his pro career. He was named a starter in 127 games and his ice time sits at 7,956 mins. Saros has amassed a lifetime record of 69-43-16 and has participated in 143 contests. He has racked up 3,807 saves out of the 4,138 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-175)
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