Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets - 3/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets - 3/8/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets (24-22-10) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (37-12-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Canada Life Centre)

Betting Odds: Winnipeg Jets +130 / Tampa Bay Lightning -167 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Winnipeg Jets host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Tampa Bay Lightning come into this road contest with an overall record of 37-12-6. Through 55 games, the Lightning are 1st in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 192 times, good for a rank of 6th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Tampa Bay is the 8th 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 20th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 7th ranked team in the NHL.

The Winnipeg Jets get set to host the Tampa Bay Lightning with an overall record of 24-22-10. This mark places them 6th in the Central division. Through 56 games, the Jets have scored 167 goals, giving them an average of 2.96. This output gives them a rank of 20th among NHL teams. On defense, Winnipeg is the 18th ranked unit, giving up 3.04 goals per contest. So far, the Jets have played the 12th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Winnipeg's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 19th in the NHL.

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Through 54 games, the Tampa Bay Lightning goal and overall scoring leader is Steven Stamkos with 62 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 17.8%. So far, 37.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Victor Hedman, who has 43 assists to go along with his 13 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +16.0. Tampa Bay's top goalie is Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is giving up an average of 2.33 goals per game.In his 43 games played, he has turned in 27 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 56 games, the Winnipeg Jets' goal and overall scoring leader is Kyle Connor, with 62 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 13.5%. So far, 18.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Mark Scheifele, who has 25 assists to go along with his 20 goals. However, when on the ice, the Jets are -21 in scoring differential. Winnipeg's top goalie is Connor Hellebuyck, who is giving up an average of 2.95 goals per game. In his 47 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Tampa Bay's 55 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 30-25. So far, taking the over when the Lightning are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-9. On the season, 58.0% of Tampa Bay's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 55% of the scoring coming from the Lightning. In Winnipeg's 56 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 30-25-1. So far, taking the over when the Jets are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 16-10-1. On the season 57.0% of Winnipeg's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 50.0% of the scoring coming from the Jets. Look for this to be a high-scoring game, easily surpassing the betting line of 6 goals.

 

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