Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 3/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-275) Red Wings (+220)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (39-18-6) are traveling to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Detroit Red Wings (26-31-7). The line on this matchup has Tampa Bay at -275 and Detroit opens at +220. The total has been set at 7.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look for better times on the ice after their 3-2 loss to the Bruins in their last outing. Tampa Bay accrued 10 mins in the box for this matchup. They also had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score. The Lightning had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. In the outing, they tallied a score on 2 of the 24 shots they put on goal.
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The Lightning have had 1,891 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. While playing at even strength, the Lightning have conceded 137 goals while earning 168 themselves. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have tallied 195 power play tries (8th in pro hockey) and have earned 39 goals in those chances. For the current season, they have recorded 84 points and their points percentage sits at .667. Tampa Bay has tried 1,895 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.9%. Concerning scoring goals, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched 207 goals (12th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have conceded 176. Tampa Bay comes into tonight with 196 power play opportunities and they have tallied 39 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 19.90%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. For his career, Vasilevskiy has earned 196 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .573. His save percentage currently sits at .920 during his 20,641 minutes guarding the cage. Vasilevskiy has had 10,662 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 9,806 total saves. The opposition has racked up 856 goals against Vasilevskiy in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.49. He has compiled a mark of 222-97-23 and he was named the starter in 342 games. Vasilevskiy has taken the ice for 352 matchups during his hockey career.
In their last contest, Detroit played the Islanders in a game where the Red Wings ended up losing by a tally of 5-2. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Red Wings earned 2 goals of the 39 shots on goal they took.
During this campaign, the Detroit Red Wings have 183 goals, 59 points, as well as a points percentage of .461. They have granted a total of 238 goals to be scored by way of 193 goals at even strength and 45 goals while they were shorthanded. The Red Wings have accumulated 152 goals at even strength and 31 goals (28th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 174 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 17.82%. Detroit has put up 1,897 shots (25th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.65%, while allowing the other team 2,136 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 73.84% on the other teams 172 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 88.9%.
Across the ice you will find Alex Nedeljkovic defending the net. He has racked up 2,005 stops out of the 2,198 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .912. Nedeljkovic has accrued a lifetime record of 34-26-10 and has been in net for 76 games. He has started in 68 games and has played 4,267 minutes. Nedeljkovic's quality start rate is 55.9% and he has earned 38 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opponents are averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has yielded 193 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit (+220)
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