Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 1/26/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (+114) Lightning (-137)
Amalie Arena is where the Tampa Bay Lightning (30-15-1) will meet the Boston Bruins (38-5-4) on Thursday. The odds on this game have Boston at +114 while Tampa Bay is coming in at -137. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Boston Bruins came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4-2 win against the Canadiens in their previous outing. Boston garnered 8 penalty minutes for this contest. The Bruins had a solid offensive output and it showed in the victory. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances and notched 1 goal. In the outing, they scored on 4 of the 29 shots they attempted.
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Boston Bruins opponents have 166 power play tries (9th in pro hockey) and have notched 22 goals in those chances. The Bruins have seen 1,353 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .930. Boston has taken 1,573 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.4%. When playing at even strength, the Bruins have given up 73 goals while getting 135 on offense. Boston skates onto the rink with 162 power play opportunities and they have scored 44 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 27.16%. For the current season, they have accumulated 80 points and their points % is .851. When talking about their scoring capabilities, the Boston Bruins have notched 179 goals (1st in pro hockey) so far this season and have surrendered 95.
The man in goal for this game is Linus Ullmark. Ullmark has taken the ice for 188 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 101-59-16 and he has gotten the start in 180 games. The opposition has scored 457 goals versus Ullmark in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.55. Ullmark has seen 5,522 shots taken against him and has recorded 5,065 total saves. His save percentage sits at .917 in his 10,750 mins played. In his career, Ullmark has compiled 108 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .600.
In their last contest, Tampa Bay played the Wild in a game where the Lightning got the victory by a tally of 4-2. They had 5 attempts on the power play in this contest and tallied 1 out of those tries. The Lightning converted 4 goals of the 39 shots on goal they took.
The Lightning are sitting with 123 goals at even strength and 43 goals (4th in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. Tampa Bay has taken 1,471 shots (18th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.28%, while allowing their opponents 1,430 shots. So far this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched a total of 166 goals, 61 points, and a points percentage of .663. They have allowed 136 goals to be scored by of a combination of 106 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 160 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 26.88%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 80.39% on the other teams 153 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.5%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Andrei Vasilevskiy in goal. He has a tally of 11,098 stops out of the 12,076 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .919. Vasilevskiy has accrued a career mark of 250-113-25 and has played in 399 games. He has made the start in 389 games and his ice time sits at 23,425 minutes. Vasilevskiy's percentage of quality starts comes in at 57.3% and he has made 223 quality starts in his career. Opponents are averaging 2.51 goals per contest and he has relinquished 978 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston (+114)
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