Saturday, October 29, 2016
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -143 and the Devils at +115. The over/under has been set at 5.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 7 games. They have an overall record of 5-2-0 and on the road they have a record of 2-1-0. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 25 goals and given up 20 goals for a point differential of +5. For the season they have an ATS record of 4-2 and an over/under record of 3-3-1. New Jersey shows up with a record of 3-2-1 including 3-0-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 13 goals and surrendered 12 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 3-3 while their over/under record sits at 1-4-1.
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 18 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 20% by scoring 5 goals on 25 shots. He has 4 assists giving him a total of 9 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 3 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 147 shots against him and has given up 16 goals. He has made 131 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Taylor Hall has accumulated 6 total points this season for the Devils. He has 5 goals this season with 25 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 1 assist on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Travis Zajac has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 3 goals on 13 shots. He has 2 assists giving him a total of 5 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 3 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 188 shots against him and has given up 12 goals. He has made 176 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Lightning have 10 total points this season. They have scored 25 goals while giving up 20 goals. They have had 26 power play opportunities and have scored 7 goals on those chances for a percentage of 27%. The Lightning have allowed 20 power play opportunities and given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.63% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Devils have a total of 7 points on the season. They have 5 power play goals on 21 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 20 power play opportunities and have given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 90%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 13 goals scored while they've given up 12 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.14%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 94%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 52.7% as they've attempted 396 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 355 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 296 attempts while they've given up 278 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 47.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the season. They have 219 face off wins compared to 230 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.8%. On defense Tampa Bay has 146 hits and they've blocked 77 shots from the opposition.
New Jersey has attempted 284 shots at full strength and they've given up 329 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.9% as they have 228 shots while they've given up 258 attempts on defense. The Devils have an offensive zone percentage of 48.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.7% as they've compiled 181 face off wins this season and they have suffered 183 face off losses. On defense New Jersey has blocked 71 shot attempts and they have 122 hits as a unit.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 4-2 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 3-3-1 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 3-3 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 1-4-1 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/28/16 RW Nikita Kucherov Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. New Jersey
10/08/16 RW Ryan Callahan Hip expected to miss a month
New Jersey Devils Injuries
10/10/16 D Jon Merrill Finger out indefinitely
10/10/16 D Luke Gazdic Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey
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