New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 6/7/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Rangers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+142) Lightning (-172)
Amalie Arena is the location where the Tampa Bay Lightning will meet the New York Rangers on Tuesday in Game 4 of their series. The odds on this game have the Rangers at +142 while the Lightning are opening at -172. The total is 6.
The Rangers lost some momentum after their 3-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 3. The Rangers could have played much better offensively in the loss. In the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 30 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 5 power play attempts and scored 2 goals. New York recorded 12 minutes in the box for this contest.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the New York Rangers have accounted for 250 goals (16th in pro hockey) so far this year and have allowed 204. For the year, they have accumulated 110 points and their points percentage comes in at .671. New York comes into the game with 218 power play opportunities and they have notched 55 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 25.23%. When at even strength, the Rangers have surrendered 164 goals while scoring 195 on the offensive side of the ice. New York has taken 2,392 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.5%. The Rangers have had 2,528 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .919. New York Rangers opponents have tallied 226 power play tries (19th in professional hockey) and have come away with 40 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Igor Shesterkin. Opponents have racked up 218 goals against Shesterkin in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.31. Shesterkin has been in net for 100 contests throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .928 during his 5,662 minutes between the pipes. He has earned a win-loss record of 62-29-7 and he has started in 95 games. In his career, Shesterkin is sitting with 67 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .705. Shesterkin has had 3,033 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 2,815 saves.
In Game 3, Tampa had 4 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and scored 2 goals out of those opportunities. The Lightning recorded 3 goals of the 52 shots on goal they took.
Tampa Bay has tried 2,535 shots (17th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.24%, while allowing their opponents 2,441 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.56% on their oppositions 252 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.7%. They have a total of 259 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 23.94%. The Lightning have 223 goals at even strength and 62 goals (6th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 228 goals to be scored by way of 179 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have tallied 285 goals, 110 points, as well as a points percentage of .671.
Across the ice you are expected to see Andrei Vasilevskiy patrolling the crease. Vasilevskiy has amassed a career mark of 229-101-24 and has participated in 365 games. Vasilevskiy's rate of quality starts sits at 57.2% and he has accumulated 203 quality starts in his professional career. He has tallied 10,147 stops out of the 11,039 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .919. The opposition is averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has allowed 892 goals overall. He was named a starter in 355 games and has played 21,390 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (+142)
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