Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -115 and the Hurricanes at +104. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 25 games. They have an overall record of 13-11-1 and on the road they have a record of 7-8-0. Currently they are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 75 goals and given up 70 goals for a point differential of +5. The Lightning have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 12-12 and an over/under record of 11-10-4. Carolina shows up with a record of 9-9-5 including 6-3-0 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 55 goals and surrendered 61 for a goal differential of -6. The Hurricanes have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 8-14 while their over/under record sits at 8-10-5.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 12 goals this season with 66 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 5 goals on 44 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 18 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 7 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 469 shots against him and has given up 46 goals. He has made 423 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Victor Rask has accumulated 17 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 8 goals this season with 52 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 9 goals on 78 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 20 points on the season. Cam Ward has 7 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 496 shots against him and has given up 40 goals. He has made 456 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Lightning have 27 total points this season. They have scored 75 goals while giving up 70 goals. They have had 88 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Lightning have allowed 80 power play opportunities and given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.07% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 23 points on the season. They have 14 power play goals on 68 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 62 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 90%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 55 goals scored while they've given up 61 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.99%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 50.5% as they've attempted 1,362 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,336 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 1,033 attempts while they've given up 1,038 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning 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 763 face off wins compared to 792 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.1%. On defense Tampa Bay has 516 hits and they've blocked 298 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 1,316 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,203 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.1% as they have 957 shots while they've given up 916 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 55.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 44.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.1% as they've compiled 673 face off wins this season and they have suffered 619 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 287 shot attempts and they have 445 hits as a unit.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 12-12 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 11-10-4 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-14 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 8-10-5 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/03/16 D Jason Garrison Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Washington
12/02/16 D Anton Stralman Upper Body is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Washington
12/02/16 RW Ryan Callahan Lower Body is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Washington
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
12/03/16 C Elias Lindholm Lower Body is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. NY Rangers
11/28/16 C Jordan Staal Concussion out indefinitely
11/21/16 GO Eddie Lack Concussion expected to miss 5-7 days
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
10/10/16 D Ryan Murphy Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -115
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