Saturday, December 10, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -135 and the Lightning at +122. The over/under has been set at 5.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 27 games. They have an overall record of 17-7-3 and on the road they have a record of 6-5-2. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 93 goals and given up 81 goals for a point differential of +12. The Penguins have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 15-10 and an over/under record of 17-6-4. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 14-12-2 including 7-4-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 78 goals and surrendered 77 for a goal differential of +1. The Lightning have a record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-14 while their over/under record sits at 12-12-4.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 18 goals this season with 73 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 10 goals on 81 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 8 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 579 shots against him and has given up 58 goals. He has made 521 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Victor Hedman has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 5 goals this season with 55 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 25 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 13 goals on 78 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 8 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 554 shots against him and has given up 52 goals. He has made 502 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Penguins have 37 total points this season. They have scored 93 goals while giving up 81 goals. They have had 92 power play opportunities and have scored 16 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Penguins have allowed 96 power play opportunities and given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. They average 35 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.98% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Lightning have a total of 30 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 99 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 93 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 78 goals scored while they've given up 77 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.19%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've attempted 1,659 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,591 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52% as they have 1,252 attempts while they've given up 1,157 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.8% for the season. They have 847 face off wins compared to 892 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.7%. On defense Pittsburgh has 631 hits and they've blocked 434 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 1,536 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,513 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50% as they have 1,172 shots while they've given up 1,173 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 49.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.3% as they've compiled 849 face off wins this season and they have suffered 873 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 340 shot attempts and they have 595 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 15-10 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 17-6-4 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 12-14 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 12-12-4 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/08/16 RW Ryan Callahan Hip "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay +122
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