Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 4/19/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wings (+310) Lightning (-400)
The Detroit Red Wings (29-37-10) are hitting the road to Amalie Arena on Tuesday where they will go up against the Tampa Bay Lightning (46-21-8). The moneyline on this game has Detroit at +310 while Tampa Bay is opening at -400. The total is set at 6.
The Detroit Red Wings were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 6-1 loss against the Panthers the last time they stepped on the ice. Detroit accrued 6 penalty minutes in this game. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't net one. The Red Wings had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the defeat. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 of the 34 shots they tried.
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Pertaining to their scoring, the Detroit Red Wings have notched 211 goals (24th in the NHL) so far this year and have allowed 289. For the current season, they have tallied 68 points and their points percentage is .447. Detroit skates onto the rink with 213 power play opportunities and they have tallied 36 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 16.90%. When at even strength, the Red Wings have conceded 235 goals while earning 175 as an offensive unit. Detroit has taken 2,249 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.4%. The Red Wings have had 2,579 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .888. Detroit Red Wings opponents have totaled 212 power play tries (19th in the league) and have scored 54 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Alex Nedeljkovic. Nedeljkovic has taken the ice for 84 matchups over the course of his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a record of 36-29-13 and he has gotten the start in 76 games. Opponents have tallied 225 goals versus Nedeljkovic in his career and his goals against rate is 2.85. Nedeljkovic has had 2,489 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 2,264 total saves. He has a save percentage of .910 for his 4,730 mins played. During his career on the ice, Nedeljkovic has earned 43 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .566.
When they were on the ice last, Tampa Bay played the Jets in a matchup where the Lightning notched a victory by a final score of 7-4. They had 2 chances on the power play in this outing and earned 1 goal out of those tries. The Lightning scored 7 goals of the 37 shots on goal they took.
This season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 248 goals, 100 points, in addition to a points percentage of .667. They have granted a total of 207 goals to be scored by of a combination of 165 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Lightning have tallied 199 goals at even strength and 49 goals (12th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 232 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 21.12%. Tampa Bay has taken 2,293 shots (19th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.82%, while allowing the other team 2,220 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.50% on their opponents 227 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.7%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Andrei Vasilevskiy in net. Vasilevskiy has compiled a lifetime record of 225-100-24 and has played in 360 games. Vasilevskiy's rate of quality starts sits at 57.4% and he has earned 201 quality starts in his pro career. He has compiled 9,996 saves out of the 10,874 shots taken, giving him a save % of .919. His opposition is averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has yielded 878 goals overall. He has made the start in 350 contests and his ice time sits at 21,092 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-400)
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