Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning Prediction, 3/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Tampa Bay Lightning (38-21-6) will go up against the Winnipeg Jets (36-26-3) at Amalie Arena on Sunday.
The Winnipeg Jets will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-2 defeat against the Wild their last time on the ice. Winnipeg accrued 2 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Jets offense left a lot to be desired in this loss. Moreover, they had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. In the outing, they scored on 2 of the 48 shots they attempted.
Winnipeg Jets opponents have totaled 189 power play tries (24th in pro hockey) and have scored 31 goals in those attempts. The Jets thus far have had 2,009 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .909. Winnipeg has tried 1,982 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.1%. When at even strength, the Jets have given up 151 goals while having 156 themselves. Winnipeg comes into tonight with 213 power play opportunities and they have scored 44 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 20.66%. For the season, they have racked up 75 points and their points percentage sits at .577. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the Winnipeg Jets have earned 200 goals (18th in hockey) this year and have allowed 182.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Connor Hellebuyck. The opposition has racked up 1,108 goals against Hellebuyck in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.68. Hellebuyck has been involved in 430 games during his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .916 for his 24,791 mins between the pipes. He has compiled an overall mark of 228-149-37 and he has started in 421 games. Over the course of his pro career, Hellebuyck has accounted for 238 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .565. Hellebuyck has had 13,178 shots against him and has recorded 12,070 saves.
In their last game, Tampa Bay went up against the Golden Knights in a game where the Lightning ended up taking the loss by a tally of 4-3. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 1 out of those attempts. The Lightning earned 3 goals of the 37 shots on goal they were seeking.
During this campaign, the Tampa Bay Lightning have accumulated 226 goals, 82 points, as well as a points percentage of .631. They have granted a total of 200 goals to be scored by of a combination of 158 goals at even strength and 42 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Lightning have earned 166 goals at even strength and 60 goals (2nd in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have recorded 230 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 26.09%. Tampa Bay has taken 2,088 shots (12th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.82%, while allowing their opponents 2,055 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.81% on their opponents 208 power play tries, and their save percentage is 90.3%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Andrei Vasilevskiy in the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.53 goals per game and he has conceded 1,024 goals in total. Vasilevskiy's quality start percentage comes out to 57.4% and he has made 232 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He was named a starter in 404 games and has been on the ice for 24,330 mins. Vasilevskiy is the owner of a career mark of 258-117-28 and has been in net for 414 contests. He has a tally of 11,557 stops out of the 12,581 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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