Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 11/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+122) Lightning (-146)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (11-6-1) will compete against the Boston Bruins (16-2-0) at Amalie Arena on Monday. The line on this matchup has Boston at +122 while Tampa Bay is at -146. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Boston Bruins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-1 victory over the Blackhawks in their previous contest . Boston tallied 6 mins in the box in this outing. Moreover, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to score 2 goals. The Bruins had a solid offensive output in the win. For the matchup, they finished 6 out of the 43 shots they looked to score on.
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While playing at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 30 goals while earning 55 themselves. Boston Bruins opponents have tallied 67 power play tries (8th in pro hockey) and have a total of 7 goals in those attempts. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have notched 74 goals (1st in the league) over the course of the season and have given up 37. Boston has attempted 618 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 12.0%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 32 points and their points percentage sits at .889. The Bruins thus far have had 527 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .930. Boston skates onto the rink with 66 power play chances and they have scored 19 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 28.79%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Linus Ullmark. Opponents have been able to score 429 goals versus Ullmark in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.63. Ullmark has taken the ice for 172 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .915 for his 9,801 minutes played. He has accumulated a mark of 88-58-15 and he has gotten the start in 164 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Ullmark has 94 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .573. Ullmark has seen 5,061 shot attempts against him and has garnered 4,632 saves.
In their last contest, Tampa Bay squared up with the Predators in an outing where the Lightning took home the win by a tally of 3-2. They had 5 power play chances in this matchup and earned 2 out of those opportunities. The Lightning scored 3 goals of the 39 shots on goal they tried.
Over the course of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned 61 goals, 23 points, as well as a points percentage of .639. They have allowed 55 goals to be scored by way of 41 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Lightning have earned 43 goals at even strength and 18 goals (5th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 73 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.66%. Tampa Bay has taken 570 shots (15th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.70%, while allowing their opponents 563 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.71% on their opponents 69 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.2%.
Across the rink you are going to see Andrei Vasilevskiy defending the net. He has accounted for 10,516 saves out of the 11,445 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .919. Vasilevskiy has accumulated a career mark of 236-106-25 and has participated in 378 games. He has started in 368 contests and has been on the ice for 22,171 minutes. Vasilevskiy's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.8% and he has earned 209 quality starts in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.51 goals per contest and he has relinquished 929 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston (+122)
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