Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars Prediction, 4/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Dallas Stars
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-165) Stars (+135)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (44-20-8) are traveling to American Airlines Center on Tuesday where they will compete against the Dallas Stars (41-27-4). The odds on this game have the Lightning at -165 and the Stars open at +135. The betting total is set at 6.
The Tampa Bay Lightning had a good night with a 5-0 win against the Sabres in the last game they played. The Lightning had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. In the game, they scored on 5 of the 28 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Tampa Bay earned 4 penalty mins in this game.
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The Lightning have had 2,147 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. At even strength, the Lightning have allowed 158 goals while notching 189 as an offensive unit. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have tallied 222 power play tries (8th in the league) and have come away with 41 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have scored 96 points and their points percentage is .667. Tampa Bay has taken 2,200 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.8%. When discussing their goal scoring prowess, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned 237 goals (10th in the league) for the year and have allowed 199. Tampa Bay comes into the game with 224 power play chances and they have added 48 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 21.43%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has taken the ice for 358 matchups throughout his pro hockey career. He has amassed a record of 225-99-24 and he has gotten the start in 348 games. Opponents have racked up 874 goals against Vasilevskiy in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.50. Vasilevskiy has had 10,832 shot attempts against him and has gathered 9,958 saves. His save percentage currently is at .919 in his 21,003 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his career, Vasilevskiy has recorded 199 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .572.
The last time they were on the ice, Dallas went up against the Blackhawks in a game where the Stars got the win by a score of 6-4. The Stars recorded 6 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one and scored 2 goals out of those attempts.
Dallas has attempted 2,197 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.56%, while allowing the other team 2,226 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 78.61% on the other teams 201 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 90.3%. They have recorded 216 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 22.22%. The Stars have accumulated 162 goals at even strength and 48 goals (13th in the NHL) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 215 goals to be scored by way of 172 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Dallas Stars have tallied 210 goals, 86 points, in addition to a points percentage of .597.
Across the ice you are going to see Jake Oettinger defending the goal. He has compiled 1,711 saves out of 1,874 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .913. Oettinger holds a career mark of 37-21-8 and has been in net for 71 contests. He has been a starter 64 games and has accumulated 3,977 mins. Oettinger's rate of quality starts sits at 51.6% and he has 33 quality starting assignments in his career. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has relinquished 163 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas (+135)
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