Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 11/11/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals
Date: Friday, November 11, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-164) Capitals (+136)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (7-5-1) are en route to Capital One Arena on Friday where they will try to beat the Washington Capitals (6-7-2). The moneyline on this game has Tampa Bay at -164 while Washington is coming in at +136. The total has been set at 7.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 defeat against the Oilers in their previous contest . Tampa Bay had 8 penalty minutes in this game. The Lightning could have played much better offensively in this defeat. Furthermore, they had 5 power play opportunities but didn't net one. In the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 37 shots they looked to score on.
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Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have totaled 47 power play tries (11th in professional hockey) and have come away with 10 goals in those chances. The Lightning have had 413 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .903. Tampa Bay has taken 405 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.4%. When playing at even strength, the Lightning have allowed the opponent to score 30 goals while having 30 on the offensive side of the ice. Tampa Bay comes into tonight with 54 power play chances and they have notched 12 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 22.22%. For the current campaign, they have scored 15 points and their points % is .577. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned 42 goals (13th in the league) for the season and have conceded 40.
The player between the pipes for this game is Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy has taken the ice for 374 games during his professional hockey career. He has an overall record of 233-105-25 and he has gotten the start in 364 games. Opponents have scored 918 goals versus Vasilevskiy in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.51. Vasilevskiy has seen 11,327 shot attempts against him and has accrued 10,409 total saves. He has a save percentage of .919 during his 21,928 mins in the crease. For his professional hockey career, Vasilevskiy is sitting with 207 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .569.
When they were on the ice last, Washington played the Penguins in a matchup where the Capitals ended up losing by a tally of 4-1. The Capitals recorded 1 goal out of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but were not able to net one.
Washington has taken 427 shots (14th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.60%, while allowing the other team 468 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 82.22% on the other teams 45 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.4%. They have a tally of 52 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 25.00%. The Capitals have racked up 28 goals at even strength and 13 goals (2nd in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 45 goals to be scored by of a combination of 37 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Washington Capitals have earned a total of 41 goals, 14 points, as well as a points percentage of .467.
On the other side of the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper in the crease. The opposition is averaging 2.48 goals per game and he has yielded 725 goals in total. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 56.3% and he has made 165 quality starting assignments in his career. He has started in 293 games and has been on the ice for 17,514 mins. Kuemper has a career mark of 147-101-37 and has played in 310 contests. He has recorded 8,082 saves out of 8,807 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-164)
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