Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 11/20/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-110) Lightning (-110)
The Boston Bruins (13-1-2) are headed to Amalie Arena on Monday where they will try to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning (8-6-4). The moneyline on this contest has Boston at -110 and Tampa Bay is at -110. The total is set at 7.
The Boston Bruins were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 victory against the Canadiens their last time out. The Bruins had a solid offensive outing in the victory. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 44 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 5 chances on the power play and scored 2 goals. Boston garnered 6 penalty minutes for this matchup.
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While playing at even strength, the Bruins have surrendered 27 goals while notching 42 on offense. Boston Bruins opponents have 59 power play tries (9th in hockey) and have racked up 5 goals in those chances. When discussing their scoring, the Boston Bruins have accounted for 55 goals (11th in pro hockey) this year and have surrendered 32. Boston has attempted 518 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.6%. For the current season, they have 28 points and their points percentage is sitting at .875. The Bruins thus far have had 489 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .935. Boston skates onto the rink with 55 power play opportunities and they have notched 13 goals during those chances, earning them a percentage of 23.64%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Linus Ullmark. Opponents have notched 513 goals versus Ullmark in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.49. Ullmark has taken the ice for 215 contests over the course of his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .920 for his 12,372 mins played. He has accumulated an overall mark of 122-64-17 and he has started in 207 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Ullmark has earned 132 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .638. Ullmark has seen 6,373 shot attempts against him and he has 5,860 saves.
In their last game, Tampa Bay faced the Oilers in a game where the Lightning took home the victory by a final of 6-4. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this game and scored 2 out of those attempts. The Lightning had 6 goals of the 24 shots on goal they took.
The Lightning have scored 44 goals at even strength and 19 goals (3rd in the league) while on the power play. Tampa Bay has attempted 537 shots (12th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.73%, while allowing the opposition 584 shots. On the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned a total of 63 goals, 20 points, in addition to a points percentage of .556. They have granted a total of 65 goals to be scored by way of 57 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. They have earned 60 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 31.67%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.19% on the other teams 54 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 88.9%.
Across the ice you are going to see Jonas Johansson protecting the goal. Teams are averaging 3.37 goals per game and he has surrendered 150 goals overall. Johansson's quality start rate is 37.2% and he has qualified for 16 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has made the start in 43 games and has accumulated 2,672 mins. Johansson has accrued a career mark of 18-17-8 and has participated in 50 games. He has a tally of 1,208 saves out of 1,358 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .890.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston (-110)
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