Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche - 2/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning at Colorado Avalanche - 2/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by © Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (32-8-4) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (30-10-6)

Game Info: Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -132 / Tampa Bay Lightning +107 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche host the Tampa Bay Lightning In Thursday Action.

The Tampa Bay Lightning come into this road contest with an overall record of 30-10-6. Through 46 games, the Lightning are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 157 times, good for a rank of 6th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Tampa Bay is the 14th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.74 goals per game. So far, the Lightning have a strength of schedule rating of 12th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 8th ranked team in the NHL.

The Colorado Avalanche get set to host the Tampa Bay Lightning with an overall record of 32-8-4. This mark places them 1st in the Central division.Through 44 games, the Avalanche have scored 183 goals, giving them an average of 4.09. This output gives them a rank of 2nd among NHL teams.On defense, they are the 13th ranked unit, giving up 2.91 goals per contest. So far, they have played the 2nd easiest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 2nd in the NHL.

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Through 45 games, the Tampa Bay Lightning's goal and overall scoring leader is Steven Stamkos, with 52 points. He has reached his mark of 20 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.7%. So far, 40.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Victor Hedman who has 37 assists to go along with his 10 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +15.0. Tampa Bay's top goalie is Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is giving up an average of 2.23 goals per game.In his 36 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 44 games, Colorado's leading goal scorer is Mikko Rantanen. With his 24 goals and 30 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 54. On the season, he is turning 16.8% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Avalanche have benefited from the strong play of Nazem Kadri, who is Colorado's overall leader in points. In his team's 44 games, he has come up with 19 goals on a shooting percentage of 13.5%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +20.Colorado's top goalie is Darcy Kuemper, who is giving up an average of 2.55 goals per game.

In Tampa Bay's 46 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 28-16. So far, the Lightning have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 13 of their 21 road games. On the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a per-game scoring differential of 0.59Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.55 goals. Heading into their game with the Colorado Avalanche, the Lightning have a 3-2 record over their past five contests.In these games, they have scored 16 goals, accounting for 55% of the overall scoring. Look for the Lightning to take down the Avalance in a road win.

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Joe’s Pick Tampa Bay +107

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