Friday, December 16, 2016
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Rogers Arena to play the Vancouver Canucks on Friday, December 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -150 and the Canucks at +136. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 30 games. They have an overall record of 15-13-2 and on the road they have a record of 8-8-1. Currently they are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 87 goals and given up 84 goals for a point differential of +3. The Lightning have an overall record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-15 and an over/under record of 14-12-4. Vancouver shows up with a record of 12-16-2 including 8-5-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 73 goals and surrendered 94 for a goal differential of -21. The Canucks have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 9-18 while their over/under record sits at 14-12-4.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 13 goals this season with 84 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 17 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 9% by scoring 5 goals on 56 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 9 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 576 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 521 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Daniel Sedin has accumulated 20 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 9 goals this season with 83 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Henrik Sedin has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 7 goals on 33 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 19 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 6 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 497 shots against him and has given up 45 goals. He has made 452 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Lightning have 32 total points this season. They have scored 87 goals while giving up 84 goals. They have had 108 power play opportunities and have scored 24 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Lightning have allowed 102 power play opportunities and given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.59% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Canucks have a total of 26 points on the season. They have 12 power play goals on 89 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 13%. They have allowed 82 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 73 goals scored while they've given up 94 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.29%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 1,634 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,614 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.1% as they have 1,250 attempts while they've given up 1,245 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the season. They have 922 face off wins compared to 939 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.5%. On defense Tampa Bay has 628 hits and they've blocked 369 shots from the opposition.
Vancouver has attempted 1,600 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,647 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.5% as they have 1,193 shots while they've given up 1,266 attempts on defense. The Canucks have an offensive zone percentage of 52.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51% as they've compiled 952 face off wins this season and they have suffered 915 face off losses. On defense Vancouver has blocked 381 shot attempts and they have 575 hits as a unit.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 13-15 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 14-12-4 against the over/under
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 9-18 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 14-12-4 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/14/16 RW Nikita Kucherov Lower Body "?" Friday vs Vancouver
12/14/16 RW Ryan Callahan Hip "?" Friday vs Vancouver
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/07/16 D Philip Larsen Concussion out indefinitely
11/28/16 D Alexander Edler Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
11/23/16 RW Derek Dorsett Neck out for season
11/08/16 D Christopher Tanev Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver +136
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