Los Angeles Kings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 1/28/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+155) Lightning (-188)
Amalie Arena is the location where the Tampa Bay Lightning (31-15-1) will go up against the Los Angeles Kings (27-17-6) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Kings at +155 while the Lightning are priced at -188. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-3 victory over the Flyers their last time out. Los Angeles recorded 8 minutes in the box in this game. The Kings had a good offensive outing in this win. Additionally, they had 5 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal. In the outing, they were able to notch a goal on 4 out of the 38 shots they put on goal.
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While playing at even strength, the Kings have allowed the opponent to score 125 goals while scoring 117 themselves. Los Angeles Kings opponents have recorded 169 power play opportunities (8th in hockey) and have earned 44 goals in those chances. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 159 goals (12th in hockey) so far this season and have given up 169. Los Angeles has tried 1,630 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.8%. For the current campaign, they have scored 60 points and their points percentage is sitting at .600. The Kings have had 1,424 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .881. Los Angeles comes into tonight with 173 power play chances and they have notched 42 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 24.28%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Pheonix Copley. In his career, Copley has earned 23 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .523. His save percentage is at .899 for his 2,715 minutes in the crease. Copley has seen 1,307 shots against him and has gathered 1,175 saves. Opponents have scored 132 goals versus Copley in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.92. He has accumulated an overall mark of 30-12-3 and got the start in 44 games. Copley has been involved in 49 contests during his hockey career.
The last time they were on the ice, Tampa Bay went up against the Bruins in an outing where the Lightning earned a victory by a final of 3-2. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and scored 1 out of those tries. The Lightning converted 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they attempted.
Tampa Bay has taken 1,506 shots (18th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 11.22%, while allowing the opposition 1,469 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.65% on the other teams 155 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.6%. They have earned 163 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 26.99%. The Lightning have tallied 125 goals at even strength and 44 goals (4th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 138 goals to be scored by way of 108 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have notched a total of 169 goals, 63 points, as well as a points percentage of .670.
Across the ice you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy protecting the net. Vasilevskiy is the owner of a lifetime record of 251-113-25 and has played in 400 contests. Vasilevskiy's quality start percentage sits at 57.4% and he has qualified for 224 quality starting assignments in his career. He has accounted for 11,135 saves out of 12,115 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .919. Opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has surrendered 980 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 390 games and has been on the ice for 23,485 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-188)
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