Tampa Bay Lightning at Seattle Kraken - 3/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Lightning at Seattle Kraken - 3/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Kraken (18-37-6) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (38-15-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Climate Pledge Arena)

Betting Odds: Seattle Kraken +188 / Tampa Bay Lightning -250 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Seattle Kraken host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Wednesday NHL Action.

The Tampa Bay Lightning come into this road contest with an overall record of 38-15-6. Through 59 games, the Lightning are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 200 times, good for a rank of 7th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Tampa Bay is the 12th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.83 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 8th ranked team in the NHL.

The Seattle Kraken get set to host the Tampa Bay Lightning with an overall record of 18-37-6. This mark places them 8th in the Pacific division. Through 61 games, the Kraken have scored 159 goals, giving them an average of 2.57. This output gives them a rank of 26th among NHL teams. On defense, Seattle is the 29th ranked unit, giving up 3.59 goals per contest. So far, the Kraken have played the 7th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Seattle's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 30th in the NHL.

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Through 58 games, the Tampa Bay Lightning goal and overall scoring leader is Steven Stamkos with 63 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.3%. 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 15 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0. Tampa Bay's top goalie is Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is giving up an average of 2.4 goals per game. In his 46 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 53 games, the Seattle Kraken's goal and overall scoring leader is Jared McCann, with 35 points. He has reached his mark of 23 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.0%. So far, 35.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Yanni Gourde, who has 22 assists to go along with his 13 goals. However, when on the ice, the Kraken are -10 in scoring differential. Seattle's top goalie is Philipp Grubauer, who is giving up an average of 3.21 goals per game. In his 44 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 26% percent of the time.

On the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have a per-game scoring differential of 0.49. Even when playing on the road, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.35 goals. As the Tampa Bay Lightning get set to take on the Kraken, they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 2-3. During this stretch, they have scored 14 goals, accounting for 42.0% of the scoring in these contests. If the Lightning hope to break out of their slump, they need to pick up their offensive play. During this stretch, they have outscored their average of 2.83 goals just 2 times. Look for a matchup with the Kraken to help the Lightning's offense get back on track as they get back on track with a win over Seattle.

 

 

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