Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins Prediction, 3/24/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-110) Bruins (-110)
The Boston Bruins (39-19-5) host the Tampa Bay Lightning (39-17-6) at TD Garden on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has Tampa Bay at -110 while Boston opens at -110. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes in their previous game. Tampa Bay had 8 mins in the box for this matchup. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. The Lightning had a below average offensive outing in this loss. In the outing, they converted 2 of the 29 shots they put on net.
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Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have totaled 190 power play opportunities (10th in the league) and have a total of 39 goals in those chances. The Lightning have had 1,852 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .907. Tampa Bay has tried 1,871 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.0%. While playing at even strength, the Lightning have conceded 134 goals while getting 166 as an offensive unit. Tampa Bay has compiled 193 power play chances and they have tallied 39 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 20.21%. For the season, they have scored 84 points and their points % is .677. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accumulated 205 goals (13th in hockey) for the season and have surrendered 173.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. In his professional hockey career, Vasilevskiy has accumulated 195 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .572. He has a save percentage of .920 in his 20,582 minutes guarding the cage. Vasilevskiy has seen 10,623 shot attempts against him and has recorded 9,770 total saves. Opponents have tallied 853 goals against Vasilevskiy in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.49. He has earned a mark of 222-96-23 and he has gotten the start in 341 games. Vasilevskiy has been in net for 351 games during his professional hockey career.
In their last game, Boston faced the Canadiens in a game where the Bruins took home the win by a mark of 3-2. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. The Bruins scored 3 goals of the 46 shots on goal they were seeking.
The Bruins are sitting with 146 goals at even strength and 43 goals (11th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Boston has attempted 2,241 shots (4th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.43%, while allowing the other team 1,824 shots. During this campaign, the Boston Bruins have 189 goals, 83 points, in addition to a points percentage of .659. They have a total of 178 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 24.16%. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.91% on their opponents 199 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%. They have allowed 167 goals to be scored by way of 131 goals at even strength and 36 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you will find Jeremy Swayman in net. Teams are averaging 1.94 goals/game and he has relinquished 77 goals in total. Swayman's quality start percentage comes out to 71.8% and he has 28 quality starts in his career. He has started in 39 games and his ice time sits at 2,381 mins. Swayman has compiled a career mark of 25-11-3 and has been in goal for 40 games. He has recorded 1,021 stops out of 1,098 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .930.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-110)
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