Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 4/16/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+188) Lightning (-225)
Amalie Arena is the location where the Tampa Bay Lightning (45-21-8) will try to beat the Winnipeg Jets (35-28-11) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Jets at +188 while the Lightning are opening at -225. The total comes in at 5.
The Winnipeg Jets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4-2 victory against the Canadiens in their previous game. The Jets had a impressive offensive outing in the win. In the game, they earned a goal on 4 of the 35 shots they launched. Furthermore, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score a goal. Winnipeg garnered 2 mins in the box in this outing.
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In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have racked up 228 goals (16th in the league) so far this year and have allowed 228. For the year, they have accumulated 81 points and their points percentage is .547. Winnipeg is sitting with 227 power play chances and they have scored 49 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 21.59%. When at even strength, the Jets have surrendered 174 goals while scoring 179 as an offensive unit. Winnipeg has taken 2,402 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Jets have had 2,432 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .906. Winnipeg Jets opponents have tallied 213 power play tries (15th in hockey) and have racked up 54 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Eric Comrie. Comrie has been involved in 22 games over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 11-8-1 and he was named the starter in 20 games. Opponents have been able to score 67 goals against Comrie in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 3.23. Comrie has had 645 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 578 total saves. His save percentage is .896 during his 1,246 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Comrie has recorded 9 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .450.
In their last contest, Tampa Bay faced off against the Ducks in a matchup where the Lightning notched a win by a mark of 4-3. They had 3 chances on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Lightning recorded 4 goals of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking.
Tampa Bay has tried 2,256 shots (19th in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.68%, while allowing their opponents 2,202 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 81.86% on their oppositions 226 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%. They have recorded 230 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.87%. The Lightning have earned 193 goals at even strength and 48 goals (14th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 203 goals to be scored by of a combination of 162 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 241 goals, 98 points, in addition to a points percentage of .662.
Across the rink you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy protecting the goal. Vasilevskiy has amassed a career record of 225-100-24 and has been in net for 360 games. Vasilevskiy's quality start percentage sits at 57.4% and he has 201 quality starting assignments in his career. He has tallied 9,996 stops out of the 10,874 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .919. Teams are averaging 2.50 goals/game and he has surrendered 878 goals altogether. He has made the start in 350 contests and his ice time sits at 21,092 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-225)
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