Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 3/4/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+310) Lightning (-400)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (35-11-6) are hosting the Detroit Red Wings (24-24-6) at Amalie Arena on Friday. The odds on this game have Detroit at +310 and Tampa Bay is coming in at -400. The over/under is set at 7.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory against the Hurricanes their last time out. Detroit accumulated 8 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Red Wings played really well in this victory. Moreover, they had 4 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 41 shots they attempted.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Detroit Red Wings have tallied 157 goals (21st in pro hockey) this year and have conceded 193. For the current campaign, they sit with 54 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. Detroit comes into tonight with 154 power play opportunities and they have scored 26 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 16.88%. While playing at even strength, the Red Wings let the opposition score 158 goals while notching 131 on the offensive side of the ice. Detroit has taken 1,605 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.8%. The Red Wings have had 1,770 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .891. Detroit Red Wings opponents have totaled 146 power play tries (26th in hockey) and have come away with 35 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has been involved in 67 games over the course of his hockey career. He has compiled an overall mark of 32-22-9 and he has gotten the start in 62 games. Opponents have been able to score 167 goals against Nedeljkovic in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.63. Nedeljkovic has seen 1,926 shots against him and has recorded 1,759 saves. His save percentage is at .913 for his 3,810 mins in the crease. During his career on the ice, Nedeljkovic is sitting with 35 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .565.
The last time they were on the ice, Tampa Bay squared up with the Senators in an outing where the Lightning earned a win by a final score of 5-2. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this game and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Lightning netted 5 goals of the 22 shots on goal they pursued.
The Lightning have racked up 147 goals at even strength and 33 goals (17th in the NHL) while on the power play. Tampa Bay has tried 1,562 shots (27th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.52%, while allowing the opposition 1,519 shots. On the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 180 goals, 76 points, and a points percentage of .731. They have a total of 163 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.25%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 80.67% on the other teams 150 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 90.7%. They have granted a total of 142 goals to be scored by of a combination of 113 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Brian Elliott in net. Elliott is sitting with a lifetime mark of 261-157-51 and has been in goal for 512 contests. Elliott's rate of quality starts is 54.2% and he has made 252 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has recorded 12,123 stops out of 13,319 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .910. Opponents are averaging 2.54 goals/game and he has surrendered 1,196 goals altogether. He has started in 465 games and has played 28,301 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+310)
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