Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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The Boston Bruins travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +108 and the Lightning at -119. The over/under has been set at 5.
Boston comes into this matchup having played 66 games. They have an overall record of 36-23-7 and on the road they have a record of 21-7-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 202 goals and given up 180 goals for a point differential of +22. The Bruins have 7 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-30 and an over/under record of 30-28-8. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 39-22-4 including 21-10-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 183 goals and surrendered 155 for a goal differential of +28. The Lightning have 4 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 9-1-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 38-26 while their over/under record sits at 26-31-8.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 57 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 26 goals this season with 222 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Loui Eriksson has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 24 goals on 139 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 26 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,523 shots against him and has given up 124 goals. He has made 1,399 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Steven Stamkos has accumulated 52 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 29 goals this season with 179 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 25 goals on 167 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 28 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,331 shots against him and has given up 99 goals. He has made 1,232 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Bruins have 79 total points this season. They have scored 198 goals while giving up 179 goals. They have had 194 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Bruins have allowed 219 power play opportunities and given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.57% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Lightning have a total of 82 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 221 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 197 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 180 goals scored while they've given up 152 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.51%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 49.2% as they've attempted 3,713 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,829 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.5% as they have 2,803 attempts while they've given up 2,863 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 49.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.9% for the season. They have 2,077 face off wins compared to 2,059 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.2%. On defense Boston has 1,735 hits and they've blocked 966 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 3,577 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,442 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 2,682 shots while they've given up 2,625 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 53.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 1,893 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,936 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 817 shot attempts and they have 1,320 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 35-30 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 30-28-8 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 38-26 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 26-31-8 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg out indefinitely
03/06/16 D Kevan Miller Upper Body injured last game, doubtful Monday vs. Florida
02/08/16 GO Malcolm Subban Throat out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
03/07/16 D Braydon Coburn Lower Body "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia
03/05/16 D Andrej Sustr Upper Body "?" Monday vs Philadelphia
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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