Thursday, November 3, 2016
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The Boston Bruins travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, November 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +140 and the Lightning at -179. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Boston comes into this matchup having played 9 games. They have an overall record of 5-4-0 and on the road they have a record of 4-2-0. Currently they are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 20 goals and given up 24 goals for a point differential of -4. For the season they have an ATS record of 5-4 and an over/under record of 3-6-0. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 6-4-0 including 3-1-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 33 goals and surrendered 30 for a goal differential of +3. The Lightning have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 5-4 while their over/under record sits at 5-4-1.
Brad Marchand has accumulated 11 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 4 goals this season with 18 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 5 goals on 26 shots. He has 3 assists giving him a total of 8 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 5 wins and no losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 153 shots against him and has given up 6 goals. He has made 147 saves for a save percentage of 96%.
Valtteri Filppula has accumulated 7 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 4 goals this season with 13 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 31%. He has a total of 3 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Steven Stamkos has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 7 goals on 41 shots. He has 5 assists giving him a total of 12 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 4 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 211 shots against him and has given up 23 goals. He has made 188 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
The Bruins have 10 total points this season. They have scored 20 goals while giving up 24 goals. They have had 32 power play opportunities and have scored 2 goals on those chances for a percentage of 6%. The Bruins have allowed 41 power play opportunities and given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.63% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Lightning have a total of 12 points on the season. They have 10 power play goals on 41 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 30 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 90%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 33 goals scored while they've given up 30 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.44%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 49.2% as they've attempted 492 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 508 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.7% as they have 369 attempts while they've given up 373 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. They have 304 face off wins compared to 280 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.1%. On defense Boston has 190 hits and they've blocked 135 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 569 shots at full strength and they've given up 505 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.3% as they have 433 shots while they've given up 395 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 51% and their defensive zone percentage is 49% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.1% as they've compiled 303 face off wins this season and they have suffered 327 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 110 shot attempts and they have 205 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 5-4 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 5-4 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 5-4-1 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/01/16 RW David Pastrnak Suspension Served probable Thursday vs Tampa Bay
10/26/16 RW David Backes Elbow out indefinitely
10/25/16 GO Anton Khudobin Arm expected to miss 3 weeks
10/12/16 D Kevan Miller Hand expected to miss 6 weeks
10/10/16 C Frank Vatrano Foot out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
11/01/16 LW Jonathan Drouin Concussion injured last game, "?" Thursday vs Boston
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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