Thursday, October 27, 2016
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at +100 and the Canadiens at -123. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 6 games. They have an overall record of 5-1-0 and on the road they have a record of 2-0-0. Currently they are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 24 goals and given up 17 goals for a point differential of +7. For the season they have an ATS record of 4-1 and an over/under record of 3-2-1. Montreal shows up with a record of 5-0-1 including 3-0-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 23 goals and surrendered 10 for a goal differential of +13. Their record against the spread is 5-1 while their over/under record sits at 3-3-0.
Valtteri Filppula has accumulated 5 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 3 goals this season with 7 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 43%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Steven Stamkos has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 5 goals on 23 shots. He has 4 assists giving him a total of 9 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 3 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 122 shots against him and has given up 14 goals. He has made 108 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Brendan Gallagher has accumulated 6 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 4 goals this season with 19 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 1 goal on 20 shots. He has 4 assists giving him a total of 5 points on the season. Al Montoya has 2 wins and no losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 105 shots against him and has given up 4 goals. He has made 101 saves for a save percentage of 96%.
The Lightning have 10 total points this season. They have scored 24 goals while giving up 17 goals. They have had 23 power play opportunities and have scored 7 goals on those chances for a percentage of 30%. The Lightning have allowed 17 power play opportunities and given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 13.04% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have a total of 11 points on the season. They have 4 power play goals on 25 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 26 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 92%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 23 goals scored while they've given up 10 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 12.43%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 95%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've attempted 335 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 310 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 253 attempts while they've given up 246 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 44.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 55.2% for the season. They have 190 face off wins compared to 201 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.6%. On defense Tampa Bay has 128 hits and they've blocked 64 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 322 shots at full strength and they've given up 350 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.7% as they have 253 shots while they've given up 266 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 46.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 53.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.6% as they've compiled 189 face off wins this season and they have suffered 208 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 84 shot attempts and they have 139 hits as a unit.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 4-1 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 3-2-1 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 5-1 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/08/16 RW Ryan Callahan Hip expected to miss a month
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
10/25/16 GO Carey Price Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. NY Islanders
10/21/16 D Zach Redmond Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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