Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 10/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-110) Penguins (-110)
The Tampa Bay Lightning are en route to PPG Paints Arena on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins. The line on this matchup has Tampa Bay at -110 while Pittsburgh is priced at -110. The total has been set at 7.
The Tampa Bay Lightning were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-1 loss to the Rangers in their previous contest . The Lightning offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 1 of the 26 shots they looked to score on. They also had 6 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. Tampa Bay compiled 8 penalty mins for this matchup.
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Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have amassed 4 power play opportunities (22nd in pro hockey) and have notched 1 goal in those attempts. The Lightning have had 39 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .923. Tampa Bay has attempted 26 shots and has a shot percentage of 3.9%. While at even strength, the Lightning have allowed the opponent to score 2 goals while having 0 of their own. Tampa Bay has tallied 6 power play chances and they have scored 1 goal out of those tries, giving them a rate of 16.67%. For the year, they have recorded 0 points. With regard to scoring goals, the Tampa Bay Lightning have racked up 1 goal (26th in hockey) this season and have allowed 3.
The man in net for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Opponents have been able to score 895 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.50. Vasilevskiy has taken the ice for 366 games throughout his NHL career. His save percentage is .919 during his 21,448 mins between the pipes. He has earned a record of 229-102-24 and he has started in 356 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Vasilevskiy has recorded 204 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .573. Vasilevskiy has seen 11,078 shots against him and has accrued 10,183 saves.
Their last time out, Pittsburgh went up against the Coyotes in a matchup where the Penguins earned a victory by a mark of 6-2. They had 6 opportunities on the power play in this game and recorded 2 out of those tries. The Penguins earned 6 goals of the 53 shots on goal they tried.
Pittsburgh has taken 53 shots (10th in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.32%, while allowing their opponents 28 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 60.00% on the other teams 5 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 92.9%. They have recorded 6 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 33.33%. The Penguins have accumulated 4 goals at even strength and 2 goals (5th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 2 goals. So far this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have 6 goals, 2 points, and a points percentage of 1.000.
Across the ice you are likely to see Tristan Jarry in net. Jarry has compiled a career mark of 94-47-13 and has been in net for 160 games. Jarry's quality start rate sits at 61.8% and he has accumulated 94 quality starting assignments in his career. He has racked up 4,207 saves out of 4,598 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .915. The opposition is averaging 2.57 goals per game and he has allowed 391 goals overall. He has made the start in 152 games and has been on the ice for 9,128 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-110)
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