Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 11/11/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-110) Lightning (-110)
Amalie Arena is the location where the Tampa Bay Lightning (6-4-4) will compete against the Carolina Hurricanes (8-5-0) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has Carolina at -110 and Tampa Bay is at -110. The over/under is set at 7.
The Carolina Hurricanes came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 win against the Sabres in their last outing. The Hurricanes offense didn't overly impress in the victory. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 27 shots they put on net. They also had 4 power play tries and were able to score 1 goal. Carolina garnered 8 minutes in the box in this game.
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Carolina Hurricanes opponents have earned 50 power play tries (6th in professional hockey) and have scored 12 goals in those chances. The Hurricanes so far have had 333 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .868. Carolina has taken 450 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.8%. While at even strength, the Hurricanes have conceded 32 goals while notching 31 on the offensive side of the ice. Carolina comes into tonight with 49 power play chances and they have notched 13 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 26.53%. For the current season, they have recorded 16 points and their points percentage is sitting at .615. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have tallied 44 goals (9th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 44.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Pyotr Kochetkov. Opponents have notched 74 goals against Kochetkov in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.60. Kochetkov has been involved in 30 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .902 for his 1,706 minutes played. He has compiled a mark of 15-10-5 and he started in 27 games. In his professional hockey career, Kochetkov has 15 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .556. Kochetkov has seen 755 shots taken against him and has recorded 681 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Tampa Bay went up against the Blackhawks in an outing where the Lightning ended up losing by a mark of 5-3. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and converted 1 out of those opportunities. The Lightning recorded 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued.
The Lightning have tallied 37 goals at even strength and 16 goals (3rd in hockey) while on the power play. Tampa Bay has tried 429 shots (6th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 12.35%, while allowing their opponents 466 shots. Over the course of the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a total of 53 goals, 16 points, in addition to a points percentage of .571. They have permitted 50 goals to be scored by way of 44 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a tally of 48 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 33.33%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 86.36% on their opponents 44 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.3%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jonas Johansson between the pipes. He has accounted for 1,105 stops out of 1,241 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .890. Johansson is sitting with a career mark of 16-15-8 and has participated in 46 contests. He has made the start in 39 contests and has been on the ice for 2,434 minutes. Johansson's percentage of quality starts is 43.6% and he has qualified for 17 quality starts in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 3.35 goals per contest and he has relinquished 136 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina (-110)
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