Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/21/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Friday, January 21, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-225) Ducks (+184)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (27-9-5) are on their way to Honda Center on Friday where they will compete against the Anaheim Ducks (19-16-7). The moneyline on this game has the Lightning at -225 and the Ducks are sitting at +184. The total comes in at 6.
The Tampa Bay Lightning were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-4 win over the Kings the last time they stepped on the ice. Tampa Bay earned 13 minutes in the box in this contest. The Lightning had a solid offensive performance in the win. Furthermore, they had 3 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 6 out of the 25 shots they put on net.
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The Lightning have had 1,199 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .905. When at even strength, the Lightning have surrendered 92 goals while getting 113 themselves. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have tallied 120 power play opportunities (6th in the league) and have scored 22 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have recorded 59 points and their points percentage sits at .720. Tampa Bay has taken 1,222 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.4%. In terms of their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accounted for 139 goals (3rd in the NHL) for the season and have allowed 114. Tampa Bay has accounted for 127 power play chances and they have scored 26 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 20.47%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has participated in 334 games during his professional hockey career. He has earned an overall record of 213-89-22 and he was named the starter in 324 games. Opponents have racked up 807 goals against Vasilevskiy in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.47. Vasilevskiy has seen 10,093 shots against him and he has 9,286 total saves. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 19,565 minutes between the pipes. During his career on the ice, Vasilevskiy has 186 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .574.
When they took the ice last, Anaheim played the Avalanche in an outing where the Ducks took the defeat by a mark of 2-0. The Ducks tallied 0 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
For the year, the Anaheim Ducks are sitting with 117 goals, 45 points, in addition to a points percentage of .536. They have permitted 119 goals to be scored by of a combination of 102 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Ducks have scored 89 goals at even strength and 28 goals (7th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 112 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 25.00%. Anaheim has tried 1,295 shots (5th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.03%, while allowing their opponents 1,379 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 85.09% on their oppositions 114 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 91.4%.
Across the ice you will find John Gibson patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has yielded 865 goals overall. Gibson's quality start rate sits at 56.4% and he has 193 quality starts in his hockey career. He has started in 342 contests and has played for a total of 20,132 minutes. Gibson has compiled a career record of 160-132-46 and has participated in 350 contests. He has compiled 9,522 stops out of the 10,387 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-225)
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