Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators Prediction, 12/11/2021 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-230) Senators (+185)
Canadian Tire Centre is the venue where Filip Gustavsson and the Ottawa Senators (7-16-1) will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (17-5-4) on Saturday. The Senators open this contest at +185 while the Lightning are coming in at -230. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Tampa Bay Lightning were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 victory against the Maple Leafs in their last contest. The Lightning had a solid offensive outing in this win. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 5 of the 27 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 3 power play chances and were able to score 1 goal. Tampa Bay earned 6 penalty mins in this game.
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In regard to their scoring, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accounted for 87 goals (8th in pro hockey) on the year and have given up 68. For the season, they have earned 38 points and their points % is .731. Tampa Bay has 76 power play chances and they have scored 15 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 19.74%. At even strength, the Lightning have allowed the opponent to score 54 goals while earning 72 themselves. Tampa Bay has taken 767 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.3%. The Lightning have had 788 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .914. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have tallied 76 power play tries (15th in the NHL) and have scored 14 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. In his professional hockey career, Vasilevskiy has 179 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .572. His save percentage currently is at .920 in his 18,903 mins between the pipes. Vasilevskiy has had 9,797 shots against him and has gathered 9,015 saves. The opposition has been able to score 782 goals against Vasilevskiy in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.48. He has amassed a record of 204-87-22 and he has started in 313 games. Vasilevskiy has been involved in 323 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last contest, Ottawa played the Islanders in a game where the Senators took a loss by a score of 5-3. The Senators tallied 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play attempts in this one and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities.
The Senators have tallied 48 goals at even strength and 14 goals (20th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Ottawa has attempted 687 shots (30th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.02%, while allowing the opposition 818 shots. For the year, the Ottawa Senators have earned 62 goals, 15 points, in addition to a points percentage of .313. They have recorded 80 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 17.50%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 73.61% on the other teams 72 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 88.6%. They have granted a total of 93 goals to be scored by way of 74 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you will find Filip Gustavsson in goal. He has accounted for 570 stops out of the 627 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .909. Gustavsson has accumulated a career mark of 8-8-3 and has been in goal for 20 games. He has made the start in 17 contests and has played for a total of 1,107 minutes. Gustavsson's rate of quality starts sits at 58.8% and he has 10 quality starting assignments in his career. Opponents are averaging 3.09 goals per game and he has yielded 57 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Ottawa (+185)
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