San Jose Sharks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 2/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+220) Lightning (-275)
Amalie Arena is the site where the Tampa Bay Lightning (29-10-6) will take on the San Jose Sharks (22-20-3) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Sharks at +220 while the Lightning are coming in at -275. The total comes in at 6.
The San Jose Sharks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2-1 defeat against the Hurricanes the last time they stepped on the ice. The Sharks had a below average offensive performance in this loss. In the outing, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 28 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to net one. San Jose accrued 6 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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Regarding their scoring capabilities, the San Jose Sharks have accumulated 123 goals (20th in hockey) for the year and have given up 138. For the current campaign, they have tallied 47 points and their points % is .522. San Jose steps onto the ice with 114 power play chances and they have scored 21 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 18.42%. While at even strength, the Sharks let the opposition score 120 goals while getting 102 themselves. San Jose has attempted 1,352 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.1%. The Sharks have had 1,402 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .902. San Jose Sharks opponents have 111 power play tries (29th in hockey) and have earned 18 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Adin Hill. During his career on the ice, Hill has 29 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .468. His save percentage currently is at .907 in his 3,900 mins played. Hill has seen 1,943 shots taken against him and he has 1,762 total saves. Opponents have scored 181 goals against Hill in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.78. He has compiled an overall mark of 28-32-5 and he has started in 62 games. Hill has taken the ice for 73 contests over the course of his NHL career.
Their last time out, Tampa Bay squared up with the Golden Knights in a matchup where the Lightning ended up taking the loss by a final score of 3-2. They had 3 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Lightning tallied 2 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they pursued.
Tampa Bay has tried 1,350 shots (17th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.26%, while allowing the opposition 1,322 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 81.68% on the other teams 131 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.6%. They have a total of 140 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.00%. The Lightning are sitting with 124 goals at even strength and 28 goals (12th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 124 goals to be scored by of a combination of 100 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Tampa Bay Lightning are sitting with 152 goals, 64 points, as well as a points percentage of .711.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Andrei Vasilevskiy patrolling the crease. Teams are averaging 2.48 goals per contest and he has surrendered 815 goals altogether. Vasilevskiy's quality start rate comes out to 57.5% and he has earned 188 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has started in 327 games and his ice time sits at 19,750 minutes. Vasilevskiy has a career record of 214-90-23 and has played in 337 contests. He has racked up 9,372 stops out of the 10,187 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .920.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-275)
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