San Jose Sharks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 2/7/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+225) Lightning (-275)
The Tampa Bay Lightning (32-15-1) host the San Jose Sharks (15-25-11) at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this game have San Jose at +225 while Tampa Bay is sitting at -275. The over/under has been set at 6.
The San Jose Sharks came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 6-4 victory over the Penguins in their previous contest . The Sharks had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. In the outing, they netted 6 out of the 32 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. San Jose earned 13 mins in the box in this outing.
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San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 147 power play opportunities (24th in pro hockey) and have a total of 26 goals in those chances. The Sharks so far have had 1,586 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .880. San Jose has taken 1,505 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.4%. While at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 165 goals while earning 129 on offense. San Jose has compiled 139 power play opportunities and they have notched 27 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 19.42%. For the current season, they have 41 points and their points percentage sits at .402. With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have accumulated 156 goals (18th in the league) on the year and have conceded 191.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be James Reimer. Reimer has taken the ice for 461 games over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated a mark of 200-162-59 and he started in 425 games. Opponents have racked up 1,194 goals versus Reimer in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.84. Reimer has had 13,522 shot attempts against him and has recorded 12,328 saves. His save percentage currently sits at .912 in his 25,266 mins played. For his professional hockey career, Reimer has accumulated 222 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .522.
When they were on the ice last, Tampa Bay opposed the Kings in a matchup where the Lightning ended up with the win by a score of 5-2. The Lightning had 5 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this game but were not able to net one.
Tampa Bay has taken 1,531 shots (20th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.37%, while allowing the other team 1,497 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.89% on the other teams 157 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.6%. They have earned 165 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 26.67%. The Lightning have scored 130 goals at even strength and 44 goals (4th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 140 goals to be scored by way of 110 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice. For the year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have tallied 174 goals, 65 points, and a points percentage of .677.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Brian Elliott defending the net. His opposition is averaging 2.54 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,252 goals in total. Elliott's quality start rate sits at 54.0% and he has 262 quality starting assignments in his career. He has made the start in 485 contests and has been on the ice for 29,536 minutes. Elliott has accrued a career mark of 276-162-52 and has been in goal for 533 games. He has recorded 12,690 saves out of 13,942 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .910.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-275)
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