Thursday, December 29, 2016
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The Toronto Maple Leafs head to Amalie Arena to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Maple Leafs at +130 and the Lightning at -144. The over/under is 5.5.
Toronto comes into this game having played 33 contests. They have an overall record of 14-12-7 and away from home they have a record of 5-6-5. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 97 goals and surrendered 95 goals for a point differential of +2. The Maple Leafs have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-19 and an over/under record of 14-19-0. Tampa Bay comes into this game with a record of 17-15-3 including 9-5-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 100 goals and surrendered 98 for a goal differential of +2. The Lightning have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 15-18 while their over/under record sits at 16-14-5.
Nazem Kadri has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 13 goals this season with 101 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Auston Matthews has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 16 goals on 121 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 14 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has had 898 shots against him and has given up 69 goals. He has made 829 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Victor Hedman has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 6 goals this season with 69 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 25 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 13 goals on 84 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 8 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 439 shots against him and has given up 36 goals. He has made 403 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Maple Leafs have 35 total points this season. They have scored 97 goals while giving up 95 goals. They have had 102 power play opportunities and have scored 19 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Maple Leafs have allowed 110 power play opportunities and given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.70% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Lightning have a total of 37 points on the season. They have 29 power play goals on 125 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 118 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Maple Leafs have a total of 100 goals scored while they've given up 98 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.50%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Toronto has a Corsi percentage of 50.7% as they've attempted 2,080 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,022 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.1% as they have 1,577 attempts while they've given up 1,510 shots on the defensive end. The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season. They have 988 face off wins compared to 1,023 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.1%. On defense Toronto has 838 hits and they've blocked 512 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 1,895 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,865 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.3% as they have 1,452 shots while they've given up 1,433 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 49.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.9% as they've compiled 1,053 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,102 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 432 shot attempts and they have 713 hits as a unit.
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 14-19 straight up
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 14-19-0 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 15-18 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 16-14-5 against the over/under
Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
12/27/16 C Tyler Bozak Lower Body expected to miss Wednesday vs. Florida
12/21/16 RW Ben Smith Hand out indefinitely
12/13/16 D Martin Marincin Back out 4-6 weeks
10/09/16 LW Joffrey Lupul Abdominal out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/28/16 LW Jonathan Drouin Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Montreal
12/27/16 C Cedric Paquette Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Montreal
12/27/16 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out indefinitely
12/21/16 GO Ben Bishop Lower Body out 3-4 weeks
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto +130
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