Thursday, December 8, 2016
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +197 and the Lightning at -220. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Vancouver comes into this matchup having played 26 games. They have an overall record of 11-12-2 and on the road they have a record of 3-8-1. Currently they are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 60 goals and given up 78 goals for a point differential of -18. The Canucks have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 8-15 and an over/under record of 11-11-4. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 14-11-2 including 7-3-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 77 goals and surrendered 72 for a goal differential of +5. The Lightning have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-13 while their over/under record sits at 11-12-4.
Henrik Sedin has accumulated 16 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 6 goals this season with 29 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Daniel Sedin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 7 goals on 71 shots. He has 8 assists giving him a total of 15 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 5 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 428 shots against him and has given up 38 goals. He has made 390 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Victor Hedman has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 5 goals this season with 51 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 14 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 18% by scoring 13 goals on 73 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 8 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 534 shots against him and has given up 48 goals. He has made 486 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Canucks have 24 total points this season. They have scored 58 goals while giving up 75 goals. They have had 72 power play opportunities and have scored 10 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Canucks have allowed 68 power play opportunities and given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.90% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Lightning have a total of 30 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 96 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 90 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Canucks have a total of 77 goals scored while they've given up 72 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.53%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they've attempted 1,352 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,347 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.1% as they have 993 attempts while they've given up 1,028 shots on the defensive end. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the season. They have 791 face off wins compared to 760 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51%. On defense Vancouver has 493 hits and they've blocked 319 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 1,462 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,463 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.6% as they have 1,116 shots while they've given up 1,132 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 48.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.2% as they've compiled 819 face off wins this season and they have suffered 845 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 331 shot attempts and they have 576 hits as a unit.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 8-15 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 11-11-4 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 12-13 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 11-12-4 against the over/under
Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/06/16 D Philip Larsen Upper Body injured last game, "?" Thursday vs Tampa Bay
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
11/06/16 RW Jannik Hansen Ribs expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/18/16 RW Anton Rodin Knee out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/04/16 D Jason Garrison Knee "?" Thursday vs Vancouver
12/04/16 LW Jonathan Drouin Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs Vancouver
12/04/16 RW Ryan Callahan Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Vancouver
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -220
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