Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 1/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+146) Lightning (-176)
Amalie Arena is where the Tampa Bay Lightning (29-10-5) will try to beat the Vegas Golden Knights (25-16-3) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Golden Knights at +146 while the Lightning are sitting at -176. The betting total is set at 6.
The Vegas Golden Knights will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-1 loss to the Panthers in their last contest. The Golden Knights offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. For the outing, they scored on 1 of the 25 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 3 attempts on the power play but didn't convert them into a score. Vegas accrued 6 penalty minutes in this contest.
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The Golden Knights have had 1,317 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .900. When at even strength, the Golden Knights have given up 106 goals while getting 124 of their own. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have tallied 122 power play opportunities (16th in the NHL) and have notched 26 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, the have a total of 53 points and their points percentage is .602. Vegas has taken 1,495 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.8%. In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have tallied 147 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have given up 132. Vegas has compiled 115 power play chances and they have scored 23 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 20.00%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Robin Lehner. Over the course of his time in hockey, Lehner has 184 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .554. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 19,842 mins in the crease. Lehner has had 10,767 shots taken against him and he has 9,873 saves. Opponents have tallied 894 goals versus Lehner in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.70. He has earned a record of 146-136-48 and he was named the starter in 332 games. Lehner has taken the ice for 351 games over the course of his NHL career.
The last time they were on the ice, Tampa Bay played the Devils in a game where the Lightning notched a win by a final of 3-2. They had 1 chance on the power play in this matchup and tallied 1 goal on that try. The Lightning tallied 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking.
So far this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 150 goals, 63 points, and a points percentage of .716. They have granted a total of 122 goals to be scored by of a combination of 98 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Lightning are sitting with 122 goals at even strength and 28 goals (12th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 137 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.44%. Tampa Bay has attempted 1,321 shots (16th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 11.36%, while allowing the opposition 1,295 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 81.54% on their oppositions 130 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.6%.
Across the ice you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy protecting the net. Vasilevskiy is sitting with a lifetime mark of 214-90-22 and has participated in 336 games. Vasilevskiy's quality start percentage sits at 57.7% and he has made 188 quality starts in his NHL career. He has a tally of 9,347 saves out of the 10,160 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .920. Opponents are averaging 2.48 goals/game and he has yielded 813 goals in total. He got the starting nod in 326 games and has played 19,685 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (+146)
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