Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 4/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+125) Lightning (-150)
Amalie Arena is the site where the Tampa Bay Lightning (43-20-7) will meet the Boston Bruins (44-21-5) on Friday. The moneyline on this game has Boston at +125 and Tampa Bay is coming in at -150. The betting total is set at 6.
The Boston Bruins will look for better times on the ice after their 5-3 defeat against the Red Wings in their previous outing. Boston compiled 22 minutes in the box in this contest. The Bruins were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in this loss. Moreover, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. In the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 50 shots they put on net.
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Boston Bruins opponents have 223 power play opportunities (4th in hockey) and have earned 40 goals in those chances. The Bruins have had 2,008 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .906. Boston has attempted 2,523 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.8%. At even strength, the Bruins have conceded 148 goals while notching 174 on offense. Boston comes into tonight with 202 power play chances and they have tallied 47 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 23.27%. For the year, the have a total of 93 points and their points percentage is .664. When it comes to their scoring, the Boston Bruins have earned 221 goals (15th in pro hockey) for the year and have surrendered 188.
The man in goal for this game is Jeremy Swayman. The opposition has racked up 91 goals versus Swayman in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.10. Swayman has been in goal for 44 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. His save percentage currently is at .924 during his 2,598 minutes guarding the cage. He has accumulated a mark of 27-13-3 and he has started in 43 games. For his professional hockey career, Swayman has accounted for 31 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .721. Swayman has had 1,199 shot attempts against him and he has 1,108 saves.
In their last contest, Tampa Bay faced off against the Capitals in a matchup where the Lightning were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 4-3. The Lightning scored 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this contest and earned 1 goal out of those chances.
The Lightning have accumulated 183 goals at even strength and 48 goals (9th in hockey) while on the power play. Tampa Bay has put up 2,143 shots (17th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.78%, while allowing the opposition 2,082 shots. On the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accumulated 231 goals, 93 points, and a points percentage of .664. They have a total of 217 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 22.12%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.11% on their oppositions 217 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%. They have permitted 197 goals to be scored by of a combination of 156 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy patrolling the crease. He has recorded 9,923 stops out of the 10,795 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .919. Vasilevskiy has accrued a career mark of 225-99-23 and has played in 357 games. He got the starting nod in 347 games and has played for a total of 20,940 mins. Vasilevskiy's percentage of quality starts sits at 57.3% and he has accumulated 199 quality starts in his pro hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has yielded 872 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-150)
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