Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +149 and the Lightning at -165. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Carolina comes into this matchup having played 58 games. They have an overall record of 25-25-8 and on the road they have a record of 7-16-6. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 146 goals and given up 168 goals for a point differential of -22. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-33 and an over/under record of 23-27-8. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 28-25-8 including 16-11-2 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 171 goals and surrendered 171 for a goal differential of 0. The Lightning have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 25-33 while their over/under record sits at 28-26-7.
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Jeff Skinner has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 20 goals this season with 200 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 17.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 14 goals on 137 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 34 points on the season. Cam Ward has 21 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,307 shots against him and has given up 125 goals. He has made 1,182 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Victor Hedman has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 10 goals this season with 118 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 24.3 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 26 goals on 178 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 12 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 951 shots against him and has given up 84 goals. He has made 867 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Hurricanes have 58 total points this season. They have scored 146 goals while giving up 168 goals. They have had 171 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Hurricanes have allowed 148 power play opportunities and given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.33% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Lightning have a total of 64 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 211 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 204 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 171 goals scored while they've given up 171 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.32%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 52.5% as they've attempted 3,395 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,067 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.9% as they have 2,473 attempts while they've given up 2,292 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 57.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 42.7% for the season. They have 1,721 face off wins compared to 1,563 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.4%. On defense has 1,076 hits and they've blocked 775 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 3,422 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,259 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.8% as they have 2,577 shots while they've given up 2,499 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 50.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.7% as they've compiled 1,803 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,902 face off losses. On defense has blocked 760 shot attempts and they have 1,321 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 23-33 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 23-27-8 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 25-33 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 28-26-7 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
02/27/17 LW Brock McGinn Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs. Florida
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -165
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