Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 11/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Capitals (+122) Lightning (-135)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Washington Capitals at Amalie Arena on Monday. The Lightning open this game at -135 while the Capitals are priced at +122. The over/under is set at 6.
The Capitals were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2-0 win over the Coyotes in their last contest. The Capitals had a below average offensive performance in the victory. For the outing, they tallied a score on 2 of the 32 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 6 power play attempts and notched 1 goal. Washington recorded 12 mins in the box for this game. The Corsi for the Capitals was 41 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 33 which means they had a Corsi rate of 55.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick against was 17, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 65.3%. They recorded 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they sat at 71.6% and their PDO was 104.3 for this one.
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In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Washington Capitals have accumulated 30 goals (3rd in the NHL) so far this season and have surrendered 19. For the season, they have earned 13 points and their points percentage is sitting at .813. Washington skates onto the rink with 31 power play opportunities and they have scored 6 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 19.35%. At even strength, the Capitals have conceded 14 goals while getting 24 on the offensive side of the ice. Washington has taken 243 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 12.4%. The Capitals have had 206 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .908. Washington Capitals opponents have 22 power play opportunities (22nd in the NHL) and have racked up 5 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Vitek Vanecek. During his career on the ice, Vanecek has tallied 21 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .512. He has a save percentage of .908 during his 2,381 mins on the ice. Vanecek has had 1,143 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,038 total saves. The opposition has scored 105 goals against Vanecek in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.65. He has compiled an overall record of 23-10-6 and he has started in 41 games. Vanecek has been in goal for 42 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Tampa Bay went up against the Coyotes in a game where the Lightning got the victory by a tally of 5-1. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup and earned 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Lightning earned 5 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 116 and their percentage of oZS was 45.5%. Tampa Bay had a 44.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Tampa Bay had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 41.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 25 and the Coyotes finishing with a 36 Fenwick at even strength.
Tampa Bay has attempted 258 shots (12th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.08%, while allowing the opposition 232 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 85.19% on their opponents 27 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 88.4%. They have recorded 26 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 15.38%. The Lightning are sitting with 22 goals at even strength and 4 goals (22nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 27 goals to be scored by way of 23 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accumulated 26 goals, 9 points, as well as a points percentage of .563.
Across the rink you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy in net. Vasilevskiy is sitting with a career mark of 194-85-20 and has played in 309 games. Vasilevskiy's quality start rate comes out to 55.9% and he has made 167 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He is sitting with 8,620 saves out of the 9,374 shots tried, giving him a save % of .920. Teams are averaging 2.51 goals per game and he has allowed 754 goals overall. He has been a starter 299 games and has played 18,056 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington (+122)
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