Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 6/18/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (+133) Avalanche (-162)
Ball Arena is where the Colorado Avalanche will go up against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The odds on this game have the Lightning at +133 while the Avalanche are coming in at -162. The total is set at 6.
The Lightning were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-3 overtime loss against the Avalanche in Game 1. Tampa Bay garnered 8 penalty mins in this contest. The Lightning offense showed they have some room for improvement in the defeat. In addition, they had 3 chances with the advantage but didn't net one. In the game, they finished 3 out of the 23 shots they tried.
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The Lightning have had 2,441 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .907. While playing at even strength, the Lightning have surrendered 179 goals while having 223 on the offensive side of the ice. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have amassed 252 power play tries (8th in the NHL) and have earned 49 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have racked up 110 points and their points % is .671. Tampa Bay has tried 2,535 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.2%. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accounted for 285 goals (7th in hockey) for the season and have surrendered 228. Tampa Bay comes into tonight with 259 power play opportunities and they have notched 62 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 23.94%.
The man in net for this game is Brian Elliott. For his career, Elliott has accrued 257 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .543. He has a save percentage of .910 for his 28,814 minutes guarding the cage. Elliott has seen 13,562 shots against him and has accrued 12,347 saves. The opposition has scored 1,215 goals against Elliott in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.53. He has an overall record of 267-159-52 and he has started in 473 games. Elliott has taken the ice for 521 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
In Game 1 the Avalanche recorded 4 goals out of the 38 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and netted 1 goal out of those chances.
On the season, the Colorado Avalanche have accounted for 308 goals, 119 points, in addition to a points percentage of .726. They have granted a total of 232 goals to be scored by way of 184 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they were shorthanded. The Avalanche have 241 goals at even strength and 67 goals (1st in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 279 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 24.01%. Colorado has taken 2,874 shots (4th in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.72%, while allowing their opponents 2,625 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.66% on their oppositions 236 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 91.2%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper in net. He has recorded 7,786 stops out of 8,484 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .918. Kuemper has amassed a career record of 143-95-36 and has been in net for 299 games. He has made the start in 282 games and has played for a total of 16,859 mins. Kuemper's percentage of quality starts sits at 56.4% and he has made 159 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. Opponents are averaging 2.48 goals per game and he has surrendered 698 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-162)
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