Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 4/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+350) Lightning (-450)
Amalie Arena is the site where the Tampa Bay Lightning (42-18-6) will try to defeat the Montreal Canadiens (18-39-11) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has Montreal at +350 and Tampa Bay is coming in at -450. The over/under is set at 6.
The Montreal Canadiens were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-0 loss against the Hurricanes their last time out. Montreal had 6 minutes in the box in this game. The Canadiens had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. In the game, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 32 shots they tried.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have tallied 231 power play opportunities (3rd in professional hockey) and have tallied 58 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have had 2,348 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .891. Montreal has attempted 2,013 shots and has a shot percentage of 8.5%. While at even strength, the Canadiens have conceded 198 goals while having 142 on the offensive side of the ice. Montreal comes into the game with 214 power play opportunities and they have tallied 29 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 13.55%. For the season, they have accumulated 47 points and their points percentage is .346. When talking about their scoring, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 171 goals (31st in pro hockey) on the season and have conceded 256.
The player in the crease for this game is Jake Allen. Over the course of his time in hockey, Allen has accrued 177 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .538. His save percentage is .911 in his 19,558 mins in the crease. Allen has had 9,497 shots against him and has gathered 8,656 saves. The opposition has notched 841 goals versus Allen in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.58. He has compiled an overall record of 166-125-35 and he was named the starter in 329 games. Allen has played in 349 contests during his hockey career.
In their last game, Tampa Bay faced off against the Hurricanes in a game where the Lightning got the victory by a tally of 4-3. The Lightning recorded 4 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and notched 3 goals out of those opportunities.
The Lightning have scored 172 goals at even strength and 45 goals (13th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Tampa Bay has attempted 1,997 shots (23rd in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.87%, while allowing the opposition 1,961 shots. So far this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a total of 217 goals, 90 points, and a points percentage of .682. They have a total of 207 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 21.74%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 81.46% on the other teams 205 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 90.8%. They have granted a total of 181 goals to be scored by of a combination of 143 goals at even strength and 38 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.49 goals per contest and he has given up 860 goals altogether. Vasilevskiy's rate of quality starts sits at 57.6% and he has accumulated 198 quality starts in his NHL career. He has been a starter 344 games and his ice time sits at 20,762 minutes. Vasilevskiy is the owner of a lifetime record of 224-97-23 and has been in goal for 354 games. He has accounted for 9,845 stops out of 10,705 shots taken against him, which gives him a percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-450)
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