Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 11/3/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+122) Lightning (-146)
The Carolina Hurricanes (6-2-1) are en route to Amalie Arena on Thursday where they will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-4-0). The line on this matchup has the Hurricanes at +122 while the Lightning open at -146. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Carolina Hurricanes had a decent effort after finishing in a 2-2 tie against the Capitals in their previous contest . Carolina had 12 penalty minutes in this contest. The Hurricanes didn't have their best offensive outing in this game. Furthermore, they had 6 power play attempts and notched 1 goal. In the game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 35 shots they tried.
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Carolina Hurricanes opponents have recorded 34 power play opportunities (7th in hockey) and have a total of 7 goals in those chances. The Hurricanes have had 236 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .894. Carolina has taken 326 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.6%. When playing at even strength, the Hurricanes have given up 18 goals while having 22 on offense. Carolina is sitting with 35 power play opportunities and they have notched 6 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 17.14%. For the season, they have accumulated 13 points and their points % is .722. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 28 goals (16th in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 25.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Frederik Andersen. The opposition has been able to score 1,124 goals versus Andersen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.59. Andersen has been involved in 451 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .916 for his 26,032 mins guarding the cage. He has amassed an overall mark of 265-116-51 and he was named the starter in 438 games. In his career, Andersen is sitting with 250 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .571. Andersen has seen 13,356 shots against him and has garnered 12,232 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Tampa Bay faced off against the Sharks in an outing where the Lightning took home the win by a final score of 4-3. The Lightning tallied 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this one but didn't score a goal.
The Lightning have scored 20 goals at even strength and 8 goals (11th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. Tampa Bay has taken 278 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.07%, while allowing their opponents 290 shots. Over the course of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accounted for 28 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .556. They have allowed 28 goals to be scored by way of 22 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have a total of 34 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 23.53%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.65% on the other teams 31 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.3%.
Across the ice you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy defending the net. Vasilevskiy holds a career record of 232-104-24 and has participated in 371 contests. Vasilevskiy's quality start percentage comes in at 57.1% and he has made 206 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has recorded 10,319 saves out of 11,228 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .919. His opposition is averaging 2.51 goals per game and he has surrendered 909 goals in total. He has started in 361 games and has played for a total of 21,746 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina (+122)
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