Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 1/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Stars vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Stars (+162) Lightning (-196)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (25-9-5) will play the Dallas Stars (18-13-2) at Amalie Arena on Saturday. The odds on this game have Dallas at +162 while Tampa Bay is sitting at -196. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Dallas Stars came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-2 victory against the Kraken in the last game they played. Dallas compiled 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Stars had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. They also had 2 chances with the advantage and scored 1 goal. For the game, they scored on 5 of the 25 shots they launched.
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Pertaining to their scoring, the Dallas Stars have accumulated 95 goals (24th in the league) this year and have given up 95. For the current season, they have tallied 38 points and their points percentage is sitting at .576. Dallas skates onto the rink with 95 power play chances and they have added 25 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 26.32%. While at even strength, the Stars have surrendered 73 goals while getting 70 on the offensive side of the ice. Dallas has taken 986 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.6%. The Stars have had 1,009 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Dallas Stars opponents have totaled 102 power play opportunities (19th in the league) and have come away with 22 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jake Oettinger. In his professional hockey career, Oettinger has tallied 19 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .543. His save percentage currently is at .915 for his 2,259 mins played. Oettinger has had 1,021 shot attempts against him and has gathered 934 saves. Opponents have notched 87 goals versus Oettinger in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.31. He has a mark of 20-10-7 and he has gotten the start in 35 games. Oettinger has played in 41 contests throughout his NHL career.
In their last game, Tampa Bay played the Canucks in a matchup where the Lightning earned a victory by a tally of 4-2. They had 3 chances on the power play in this contest and earned 1 goal out of those attempts. The Lightning earned 4 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they were seeking.
Tampa Bay has attempted 1,168 shots (12th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 11.13%, while allowing their opponents 1,143 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.03% on their oppositions 116 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%. They have recorded 121 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.83%. The Lightning have accumulated 106 goals at even strength and 24 goals (10th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 109 goals to be scored by way of 87 goals at even strength and 22 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned 130 goals, 55 points, and a points percentage of .705.
Across the rink you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy defending the goal. Vasilevskiy has a career record of 211-89-22 and has been in goal for 332 contests. Vasilevskiy's quality start percentage comes in at 57.5% and he has made 185 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He is sitting with 9,235 stops out of the 10,037 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .920. Teams are averaging 2.47 goals/game and he has surrendered 802 goals overall. He has started in 322 games and his ice time sits at 19,445 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-196)
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