Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 11/7/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-300) Canadiens (+215)
The Montreal Canadiens (5-4-2) will compete against the Tampa Bay Lightning (5-3-3) at Bell Centre on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has the Lightning at -300 while the Canadiens are sitting at +215. The over/under comes in at 7.
The Tampa Bay Lightning went home feeling good about their game by earning a 6-4 win over the Senators in their previous game. Tampa Bay compiled 13 minutes in the box in this matchup. Additionally, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and scored 1 goal. The Lightning had a good offensive outing in the win. In the matchup, they scored on 6 of the 37 shots they attempted.
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Tampa Bay Lightning opponents have totaled 30 power play opportunities (31st in pro hockey) and have notched 4 goals in those chances. The Lightning thus far have had 377 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .905. Tampa Bay has attempted 332 shots and has a shooting percentage of 12.1%. When at even strength, the Lightning have conceded 32 goals while getting 29 of their own. Tampa Bay has compiled 36 power play opportunities and they have tallied 11 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 30.56%. For the season, they have accumulated 13 points and their points percentage is .591. In regard to their scoring, the Tampa Bay Lightning have earned 40 goals (7th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have allowed 36.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jonas Johansson. Opponents have racked up 125 goals against Johansson in his professional hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 3.24. Johansson has participated in 44 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .894 during his 2,317 minutes in the crease. He has an overall mark of 16-14-7 and he has started in 37 games. Over the course of his time in hockey, Johansson has earned 15 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .405. Johansson has seen 1,178 shots against him and has accrued 1,053 total saves.
In their last contest, Montreal went up against the Blues in a game where the Canadiens went home in defeat by a final score of 6-3. The Canadiens netted 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and notched 1 out of those opportunities.
Montreal has taken 332 shots (21st in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 9.64%, while allowing the opposition 387 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on their oppositions 48 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.4%. They have earned 44 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 20.45%. The Canadiens are sitting with 23 goals at even strength and 9 goals (13th in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 37 goals to be scored by of a combination of 25 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. During this campaign, the Montreal Canadiens have earned 32 goals, 12 points, and a points percentage of .545.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jake Allen in goal. The opposition is averaging 2.70 goals/game and he has yielded 1,014 goals in total. Allen's rate of quality starts comes in at 53.3% and he has 202 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 379 contests and has played 22,516 minutes. Allen is the owner of a career mark of 186-151-39 and has been in goal for 400 contests. He has tallied 10,134 saves out of the 11,148 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .909.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Montreal (+215)
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