Saturday, December 31, 2016
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +131 and the Lightning at -145. The over/under has been set at 5.
Carolina comes into this matchup having played 34 games. They have an overall record of 15-12-7 and on the road they have a record of 5-9-6. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 90 goals and given up 93 goals for a point differential of -3. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-19 and an over/under record of 13-15-6. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 18-15-4 including 10-5-2 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 106 goals and surrendered 104 for a goal differential of +2. The Lightning have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 16-19 while their over/under record sits at 17-15-5.
Jeff Skinner has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 13 goals this season with 121 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 10 goals on 79 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Cam Ward has 12 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 756 shots against him and has given up 63 goals. He has made 693 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Victor Hedman has accumulated 31 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 7 goals this season with 76 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 25 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 13 goals on 91 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 9 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 496 shots against him and has given up 42 goals. He has made 454 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have 37 total points this season. They have scored 90 goals while giving up 93 goals. They have had 98 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Hurricanes have allowed 85 power play opportunities and given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 91%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.81% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Lightning have a total of 40 points on the season. They have 30 power play goals on 133 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 125 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 106 goals scored while they've given up 104 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.55%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 52.3% as they've attempted 1,967 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,797 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.5% as they have 1,423 attempts while they've given up 1,341 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 56.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.9% for the season. They have 966 face off wins compared to 926 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense Carolina has 636 hits and they've blocked 456 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 2,009 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,967 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.3% as they have 1,534 shots while they've given up 1,514 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 50.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49% as they've compiled 1,112 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,159 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 453 shot attempts and they have 758 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-19 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-15-6 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 16-19 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 17-15-5 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
12/27/16 D Justin Faulk Lower Body out indefinitely
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/29/16 C Brayden Point Upper Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
12/29/16 C Cedric Paquette Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Carolina
12/29/16 C Vladislav Namestnikov Concussion "?" Saturday vs Carolina
12/27/16 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out indefinitely
12/21/16 GO Ben Bishop Lower Body out 3-4 weeks
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina +131
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