Sunday, February 14, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, February 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +118 and the Lightning at -130. The over/under has been set at 5.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 57 games. They have an overall record of 31-17-9 and on the road they have a record of 14-8-5. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 141 goals and given up 137 goals for a point differential of +4. The Blues have 9 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-2-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 31-26 and an over/under record of 19-30-8. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 30-20-4 including 18-8-2 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 146 goals and surrendered 133 for a goal differential of +13. The Lightning have 4 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 30-24 while their over/under record sits at 21-26-7.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 49 total points this season for the Blues. He has 27 goals this season with 198 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Alex Steen has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 16 goals on 152 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Brian Elliott has 13 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 792 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 737 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Steven Stamkos has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 22 goals this season with 156 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 20 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 17% by scoring 22 goals on 133 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 22 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,094 shots against him and has given up 84 goals. He has made 1,010 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have 71 total points this season. They have scored 138 goals while giving up 133 goals. They have had 158 power play opportunities and have scored 33 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Blues have allowed 191 power play opportunities and given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.24% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Lightning have a total of 64 points on the season. They have 35 power play goals on 185 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 163 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 144 goals scored while they've given up 130 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.17%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.4% as they've attempted 3,039 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,119 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 2,275 attempts while they've given up 2,311 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season. They have 1,761 face off wins compared to 1,732 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.4%. On defense St. Louis has 1,338 hits and they've blocked 808 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 2,987 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,814 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.1% as they have 2,246 shots while they've given up 2,150 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 53.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 1,601 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,591 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 664 shot attempts and they have 1,084 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 31-26 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 19-30-8 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 30-24 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 21-26-7 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out 3 months
02/08/16 D Alex Pietrangelo Knee out indefinitely
01/11/16 GO Jake Allen Knee out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/15/15 F Joel Vermin Hand out 6-8 weeks
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
02/13/16 C Vladislav Namestnikov Flu expected to miss Sunday vs. St. Louis
02/09/16 D Jason Garrison Lower Body expected to miss 3-5 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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