Nashville Predators (42-32-8 last season) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (46-30-6 last season)
Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning will open up an exciting NHL season when they face each other at Amalie Arena. Last season’s records favor Tampa Bay more, but as any hockey enthusiast knows, every game offers new possibilities – and these teams bring with them an unparalleled history of intense matchups that promises nothing less. This matchup should not be missed when making NHL daily picks!
Nashville Predators boasts an impressive offensive arsenal. Led by Roman Josi on defense, who notched 18 goals and 41 assists last season; Matt Duchene as their center figure notched 22 goals and 34 assists; not forgetting Tommy Novak who made an impressionful 51 game contribution with 17 goals and 26 assists; the Predators will put a test to Tampa Lightning defense this season, especially considering their recent home game performances.
Tampa Bay boasts no shortage of offensive firepower either. Nikita Kucherov led their wingers with 30 goals and 83 assists last season; Brayden Point and Steven Stamkos provided balance by scoring 51 and 34 goals respectively – three heavyweight players that may prove formidable foes for Nashville’s defensive lines.
Nashville Predators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Game Info
|Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 5:30 PM ET
Goaltender Juuse Saros vs. Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy
Juuse Saros has established himself as one of the NHL’s premier goaltenders since joining Nashville last season. In 64 games spanning across two seasons he was stellar, amassing 33 wins with an outstanding 2.69 Goals Against Average (GAA). Additionally, his save percentage of 0.919 speaks volumes of his consistency in stopping even formidable offensive onslaughts; furthermore his 21 shootout shots against and 0.762 save percentage showcase his resilience under pressure situations; his agility and reflexes will prove crucial against Tampa Bay’s aggressive forward line.
Andrei Vasilevskiy of Tampa Bay’s defensive efforts stands in stark contrast, boasting an average GAA of 2.65 while maintaining an impressive save percentage of 0.915 over 60 games played last season. With his legendary positioning and game-saving saves often making the difference for them, Vasilevskiy’s skills in net have often been the difference-maker for Tampa Bay Lightning. His track record in shootouts of facing 12 shots while saving 9 means his 0.75 save percentage solidified his status as a clutch performer – something Nashville sharpshooters will undoubtedly do when ready to unleash their attacks – leaving Vasilevskiy with little time or chance to recover before facing them off next time around!
NHL Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Lightning -161, Total Odds: 6.5
Moneyline odds favor the Tampa Bay Lightning as indicated by their Moneyline of -161. This indicates bookmakers view them as the more likely victors, necessitating a bet of 161 units to return 100 units in return. A total score prediction for both teams, set at 6.5 goals total, indicates oddsmakers anticipate an exciting high-scoring affair likely influenced by both teams’ powerful offenses from last season. Given their close encounters and impressive offensive power displayed recently, bettors will need to determine whether this threshold threshold will pass or pass; making this threshold an essential number when betting on total goals total score predictions.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
Studying the Predators’ betting trends reveals that their games tend towards going UNDER, with four out of their last six contests following this pattern. Though their recent form against Tampa Bay has been dismal – they’ve lost 11 straight matches against them – their performance against Atlantic Division opponents has been stellar; with 5-1 success against them overall!
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Lightning have seen their totals go OVER in 8 of 11 games this season; their recent form has been suspect with just one victory out of five matches played SU. When facing Nashville at home, however, five out of six meetings has resulted in totals going OVER.
Nashville Predators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 10/10/23 Betting Picks
Given recent trends and team strengths, this game promises to be an intriguing battle. Both sides possess strengths which could exploit one another’s vulnerabilities – making the decision making even harder!
For those searching the top betting websites, Nashville would make an ideal pick at puckline +1.5 due to their value and recent form against Atlantic Division teams. However, given recent trends of high scoring in Tampa Bay games against Nashville (particularly at home), going with an over 6.5 may also be considered wise.
Free Pick and Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Nashville Predators 3.