Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils - 2/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils - 2/15/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils (17-27-5) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (31-11-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)

Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils +188 / Tampa Bay Lightning -250 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Jersey Devils host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Tampa Bay Lightning come into this road contest with an overall record of 31-11-6. Through 48 games, the Lightning are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 163 times, good for a rank of 5th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Tampa Bay is the 15th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.75 goals per game. So far, the Lightning have a strength of schedule rating of 16th 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 New Jersey Devils get set to host the Tampa Bay Lightning with an overall record of 17-27-5. This mark places them 7th in the Metropolitan division. Through 49 games, the Devils have scored 143 goals, giving them an average of 2.9. This output gives them a rank of 17th among NHL teams. On defense, New Jersey is the 30th ranked unit, giving up 3.51 goals per contest. So far, the Devils have played the 12th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New Jersey's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 25th in the NHL.

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Through 47 games, the Tampa Bay Lightning goal and overall scoring leader is Steven Stamkos, with 54 points. He has reached his mark of 22 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.5%. So far, 36.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Victor Hedman, who has 38 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 2.25 goals per game.In his 37 games played, he has turned in 25 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 45 games, the New Jersey Devils' goal and overall scoring leader is Jesper Bratt, with 43 points. He has reached his mark of 14 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.6%. So far, 21.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Nico Hischier, who has 17 assists to go along with his 13 goals. However, when on the ice, the Devils are -7.0 in scoring differential. New Jersey's top goalie is Mackenzie Blackwood, who is giving up an average of 3.29 goals per game. In his 23 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 36% percent of the time.

In Tampa Bay's 48 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 29-17. So far, the Lightning have been a good bet on the road as they have covered in 14 of their 23 road games. On the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a per-game scoring differential of 0.56.Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.5 goals. Heading into their game with the New Jersey Devils, the Lightning have a 3-2 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 14 goals, accounting for 52.0% of the overall scoring. Look for the Lightning to pick up the win over New Jersey.

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Joe’s Pick Tampa Bay -250

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