St. Louis Blues vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 11/25/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Friday, November 25, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Tampa Bay Lightning (11-7-1) will compete against the St. Louis Blues (10-8-0) at Amalie Arena on Friday.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 victory over the Ducks their last time on the ice. St. Louis garnered 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Blues had an average offensive output in the win. In addition, they had 3 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 27 shots they looked to score on.
St. Louis Blues opponents have amassed 41 power play opportunities (32nd in professional hockey) and have racked up 12 goals in those attempts. The Blues thus far have had 604 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .902. St. Louis has taken 540 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.6%. At even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 47 goals while earning 41 themselves. St. Louis has accumulated 48 power play opportunities and they have notched 11 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 22.92%. For the current season, they have accumulated 20 points and their points percentage is .556. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the St. Louis Blues have earned 52 goals (25th in hockey) over the course of the season and have conceded 59.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jordan Binnington. Over the course of his pro career, Binnington has accounted for 95 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .552. He has a save percentage of .911 for his 10,235 minutes guarding the cage. Binnington has had 4,995 shots against him and has accrued 4,552 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 443 goals versus Binnington in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.60. He has a record of 99-51-20 and he has gotten the start in 172 games. Binnington has been in goal for 176 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
In their last outing, Tampa Bay went up against the Bruins in an outing where the Lightning were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 5-3. The Lightning earned 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and netted 1 out of those chances.
On the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have 64 goals, 23 points, in addition to a points percentage of .605. They have granted a total of 60 goals to be scored by way of 44 goals at even strength and 16 goals while they were shorthanded. The Lightning are sitting with 45 goals at even strength and 19 goals (4th in the league) while on the power play. They have earned 76 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.00%. Tampa Bay has attempted 605 shots (14th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.58%, while allowing the other team 592 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 78.08% on their opponents 73 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 89.9%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy protecting the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.52 goals per game and he has given up 934 goals altogether. Vasilevskiy's quality start rate comes out to 56.6% and he has accumulated 209 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 369 contests and has played for a total of 22,229 minutes. Vasilevskiy has amassed a lifetime mark of 236-107-25 and has been in net for 379 games. He has compiled 10,540 stops out of the 11,474 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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