Anaheim Ducks at Tampa Bay Lightning - 4/14/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Lightning (44-21-8) vs Anaheim Ducks (29-33-13)
Game Info: Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Lightning -455 / Anaheim Ducks +335 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Anaheim Ducks in Thursday NHL Action.
The Anaheim Ducks come into this road contest with an overall record of 29-33-13. Through 75 games, the Ducks are 6th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 210 times, good for a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Anaheim is the 23rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.2 goals per game. So far, the Ducks have a strength of schedule rating of 10th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 21st ranked team in the NHL.
The Tampa Bay Lightning get set to host the Anaheim Ducks with an overall record of 44-21-8. This mark places them 3rd in the Atlantic division. Through 73 games, the Lightning have scored 239 goals, giving them an average of 3.25. This output gives them a rank of 11th among NHL teams. On defense, Tampa Bay is the 7th ranked unit, giving up 2.74 goals per contest. So far, the Lightning have played the 19th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Tampa Bay's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 11th in the NHL.
Through 68 games, the Anaheim Ducks goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry with 59 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 20.6%. So far, 24.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 35 assists to go along with his 20 goals. However, when on the ice, the Ducks are --22 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 3.16 goals per game.
Through 72 games, the Tampa Bay Lightning's goal and overall scoring leader is Steven Stamkos, with 80 points. He has reached his mark of 32 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.5%. So far, 38.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Victor Hedman, who has 49 assists to go along with his 19 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +18.0. Tampa Bay's top goalie is Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is giving up an average of 2.43 goals per game. In his 57 games played, he has turned in 37 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
In Anaheim's 75 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 36-36-3. So far, taking the over when the Ducks are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 20-16-1. On the season, 52.0% of Anaheim's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 45.0% of the scoring coming from the Ducks. Coming into this game, the Lightning have an over-under record of 36-37. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 16-19. On the season, 52.0% of Tampa Bay's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Lightning. With an over-under line set at 6 goals, look for Tampa Bay and Anaheim to fall below this total in what should be a low-scoring contest.
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