Minnesota Wild vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 1/24/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (+120) Lightning (-143)
Amalie Arena is where the Tampa Bay Lightning (29-15-1) will attempt to beat the Minnesota Wild (25-16-4) on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Wild at +120 and the Lightning are at -143. The over/under is set at 7.
The Minnesota Wild were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-3 defeat to the Panthers in the last game they played. Minnesota accrued 9 penalty minutes in this contest. Additionally, they had 2 power play tries and were able to net 2 goals. The Wild offense didn't overly impress in the defeat. In the outing, they converted 3 of the 32 shots they launched.
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In reference to scoring goals, the Minnesota Wild have accumulated 140 goals (22nd in pro hockey) over the course of the season and have surrendered 128. For the season, they sit with 54 points and their points % is .600. Minnesota has accumulated 142 power play chances and they have scored 34 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 23.94%. While at even strength, the Wild have given up 96 goals while notching 106 on offense. Minnesota has taken 1,404 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.0%. The Wild so far have had 1,343 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .905. Minnesota Wild opponents have earned 153 power play tries (13th in the NHL) and have racked up 32 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Marc-Andre Fleury. Over the course of his career, Fleury has 445 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .549. His save percentage currently is .913 for his 55,979 mins played. Fleury has had 27,522 shot attempts against him and has recorded 25,116 saves. Opponents have notched 2,406 goals against Fleury in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.58. He has accumulated an overall mark of 534-308-90 and he started in 810 games. Fleury has taken the ice for 967 contests over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Tampa Bay played the Flames in a game where the Lightning ended up taking the loss by a final of 6-3. The Lightning tallied 3 goals of the 24 shots on goal they pursued. They had 6 opportunities on the power play in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal.
For the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning are sitting with 162 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .656. They have granted a total of 134 goals to be scored by of a combination of 105 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. The Lightning have earned 120 goals at even strength and 42 goals (5th in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have earned 155 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 27.10%. Tampa Bay has put up 1,432 shots (20th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 11.31%, while allowing the other team 1,395 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 80.54% on the other teams 149 power play chances, and their save percentage is 90.4%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy protecting the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.51 goals per contest and he has relinquished 976 goals overall. Vasilevskiy's percentage of quality starts is 57.2% and he has qualified for 222 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has been a starter 388 games and has been on the ice for 23,365 minutes. Vasilevskiy holds a lifetime record of 249-113-25 and has participated in 398 contests. He has gathered 11,065 saves out of 12,041 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota (+120)
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