Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 3/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-150) Oilers (+125)
The Edmonton Oilers (31-23-4) will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (37-14-6) at Rogers Place on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Lightning at -150 and the Oilers are priced at +125. The total has been set at 6.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-1 loss to the Flames in their last game. The Lightning offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. In the game, they finished 1 out of the 31 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Tampa Bay garnered 6 penalty mins for this game.
Get all of our Free NHL Picks
The Lightning have had 1,674 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .903. When at even strength, the Lightning have conceded 128 goals while earning 159 on offense. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have 167 power play tries (16th in the NHL) and have earned 34 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have scored 80 points and their points percentage comes in at .702. Tampa Bay has attempted 1,708 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.4%. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched 195 goals (7th in hockey) on the season and have conceded 162. Tampa Bay has compiled 176 power play chances and they have scored 36 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 20.45%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Opponents have been able to score 846 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.49. Vasilevskiy has participated in 347 matchups during his hockey career. His save percentage currently sits at .919 for his 20,346 mins guarding the cage. He has compiled a record of 220-94-23 and he has started in 337 games. Over the course of his career, Vasilevskiy has 191 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .567. Vasilevskiy has seen 10,494 shots against him and has recorded 9,648 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Edmonton faced off against the Capitals in an outing where the Oilers ended up with the win by a final score of 4-3. They had 4 power play chances in this one and notched 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Oilers netted 4 goals of the 40 shots on goal they were seeking.
On the year, the Edmonton Oilers have tallied 186 goals, 66 points, as well as a points percentage of .569. They have allowed 186 goals to be scored by of a combination of 142 goals at even strength and 44 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers have accumulated 143 goals at even strength and 43 goals (5th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 172 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 25.00%. Edmonton has attempted 1,932 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.63%, while allowing the opposition 1,842 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.69% on their opponents 181 power play tries, and their save percentage is 89.9%.
On the other side of the ice you are expected to see Mike Smith protecting the goal. Opponents are averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has yielded 1,695 goals overall. Smith's percentage of quality starts comes out to 52.8% and he has qualified for 325 quality starts in his pro career. He has been a starter 615 contests and his ice time sits at 37,504 minutes. Smith is the owner of a career mark of 288-262-77 and has been in net for 657 games. He has gathered 17,470 saves out of 19,165 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (+125)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's Expert Expert NHL Picks.