Anaheim Ducks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 4/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+275) Lightning (-350)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (44-21-8) will try to defeat the Anaheim Ducks (29-33-13) at Amalie Arena on Thursday. The odds on this game have Anaheim at +275 and Tampa Bay is coming in at -350. The total is set at 6.
The Anaheim Ducks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 defeat to the Panthers in the last game they played. The Ducks had a below average offensive outing in this defeat. In the outing, they converted 2 of the 24 shots they tried. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to make the most of them. Anaheim compiled 4 minutes in the box in this matchup.
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Anaheim Ducks opponents have 207 power play tries (18th in the league) and have come away with 40 goals in those attempts. The Ducks have had 2,502 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .904. Anaheim has taken 2,215 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.3%. At even strength, the Ducks have conceded 200 goals while having 161 on the offensive side of the ice. Anaheim has tallied 206 power play chances and they have tallied 45 goals out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 21.84%. For the year, they have racked up 71 points and their points % is .473. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 206 goals (23rd in the league) for the year and have given up 240.
The man protecting the net in this game is John Gibson. Opponents have notched 952 goals versus Gibson in his career and his goals against rate is 2.66. Gibson has played in 374 games during his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .915 in his 21,476 mins on the ice. He has accumulated a record of 165-146-51 and he was named the starter in 366 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Gibson has earned 201 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .549. Gibson has had 11,178 shot attempts against him and has recorded 10,226 total saves.
Their last time out, Tampa Bay faced the Stars in a matchup where the Lightning ended up taking the loss by a mark of 1-0. The Lightning recorded 0 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but didn't score a goal.
On the campaign, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accounted for 237 goals, 96 points, in addition to a points percentage of .658. They have permitted 200 goals to be scored by of a combination of 159 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded. The Lightning are sitting with 189 goals at even strength and 48 goals (13th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 227 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 21.15%. Tampa Bay has taken 2,225 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.65%, while allowing the opposition 2,176 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 81.78% on their oppositions 225 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 90.8%.
Across the ice you are expected to see Andrei Vasilevskiy in net. He has tallied 9,986 saves out of 10,861 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .919. Vasilevskiy holds a lifetime mark of 225-100-24 and has participated in 359 games. He has started in 349 games and his ice time sits at 21,061 minutes. Vasilevskiy's percentage of quality starts comes in at 57.6% and he has qualified for 201 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.49 goals per game and he has given up 875 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-350)
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