Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders Prediction, 4/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: UBS Arena in Elmont, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-167) Islanders (+140)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (50-22-8) are on their way to UBS Arena on Friday where they will try to defeat the New York Islanders (36-34-10). The moneyline on this contest has the Lightning at -167 and the Islanders are at +140. The over/under is 6.
The Tampa Bay Lightning had a good night with a 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets in their last outing. Tampa Bay recorded 4 penalty minutes for this contest. Additionally, they had 2 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. The Lightning had a good offensive outing in the victory. For the game, they converted 4 out of the 32 shots they launched.
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In regard to scoring goals, the Tampa Bay Lightning have tallied 277 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) for the season and have conceded 219. For the season, the have a total of 108 points and their points percentage comes in at .675. Tampa Bay is sitting with 251 power play chances and they have tallied 59 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 23.51%. While at even strength, the Lightning let the opposition score 172 goals while having 218 themselves. Tampa Bay has taken 2,474 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.2%. The Lightning have had 2,369 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .908. Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have tallied 247 power play opportunities (9th in professional hockey) and have scored 47 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Brian Elliott. The opposition has been able to score 1,211 goals versus Elliott in his career and his goals against average is 2.53. Elliott has been in goal for 520 matchups during his NHL career. His save percentage sits at .910 for his 28,757 mins on the ice. He has compiled an overall mark of 267-158-52 and he was named the starter in 472 games. Over the course of his career, Elliott has accounted for 257 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .544. Elliott has had 13,528 shots against him and has recorded 12,317 total saves.
In their last outing, New York faced off against the Capitals in a matchup where the Islanders took home the victory by a mark of 4-1. The Islanders recorded 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this game and scored 2 goals out of those opportunities.
New York has tried 2,304 shots (31st in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.55%, while allowing their opponents 2,608 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 84.13% on the other teams 208 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 91.4%. They have a total of 202 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 20.79%. The Islanders are sitting with 178 goals at even strength and 42 goals (22nd in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 224 goals to be scored by of a combination of 191 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the New York Islanders have earned a total of 220 goals, 82 points, in addition to a points percentage of .513.
On the other side of the ice you will find Semyon Varlamov protecting the net. Varlamov has a lifetime mark of 260-211-62 and has been in net for 559 contests. Varlamov's quality start rate comes out to 56.5% and he has made 301 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has recorded 15,385 stops out of 16,796 shots attempted against him, which gives him a rate of .916. His opposition is averaging 2.64 goals per contest and he has yielded 1,411 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 533 games and has accumulated 32,017 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-167)
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