Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 4/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+130) Lightning (-154)
Amalie Arena is where the Tampa Bay Lightning (47-22-8) will attempt to beat the Nashville Predators (44-28-5) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has Nashville at +130 while Tampa Bay is coming in at -154. The total has been set at 6.
The Nashville Predators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory against the Flames in their previous contest. Nashville accumulated 10 minutes in the box in this outing. Moreover, they had 5 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal. The Predators had an average offensive performance in the win. For the game, they converted 3 of the 27 shots they tried.
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Nashville Predators opponents have earned 261 power play opportunities (3rd in the NHL) and have racked up 53 goals in those attempts. The Predators have had 2,449 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .908. Nashville has tried 2,300 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.6%. While playing at even strength, the Predators have conceded 172 goals while notching 188 on offense. Nashville skates onto the rink with 236 power play opportunities and they have added 56 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 23.73%. For the current campaign, the have a total of 93 points and their points percentage is .604. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have earned 244 goals (13th in the league) for the season and have allowed 225.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Juuse Saros. The opposition has racked up 525 goals versus Saros in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.52. Saros has taken the ice for 220 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently sits at .920 in his 12,516 mins played. He has earned an overall mark of 114-71-20 and he has started in 204 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Saros has accrued 126 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .618. Saros has seen 6,576 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 6,051 total saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Tampa Bay squared up with the Maple Leafs in a matchup where the Lightning got the win by a tally of 8-1. They had 6 power play opportunities in this game and earned 4 goals out of those attempts. The Lightning recorded 8 goals of the 36 shots on goal they pursued.
Tampa Bay has tried 2,370 shots (19th in the league) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.93%, while allowing the other team 2,288 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.62% on their opponents 234 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.7%. They have earned 241 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 22.41%. The Lightning have scored 205 goals at even strength and 54 goals (9th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 212 goals to be scored by of a combination of 169 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have 259 goals, 102 points, in addition to a points percentage of .662.
For the opposition you are likely to see Brian Elliott defending the net. He has racked up 12,298 stops out of the 13,507 shots taken against him, giving him a save % of .910. Elliott is the owner of a career mark of 266-158-52 and has been in net for 519 games. He has started in 471 games and has been on the ice for 28,697 mins. Elliott's quality start percentage sits at 54.6% and he has qualified for 257 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has given up 1,209 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-154)
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