Dallas Stars at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks & Predictions 11/16/2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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The Dallas Stars head to Amalie Arena to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Stars at +144 and the Lightning at -160.
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Dallas has a record of 9-8-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 3-6-1. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have tallied 51 goals and surrendered 52 goals for a point differential of -1. For the year they have an ATS mark of 9-9-0 and an over/under record of 9-8-0. Tampa Bay has a record of 14-2-2 including 7-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 71 goals and have given up 46 for a goal differential of +25. Their record against the spread is 14-4-0 while their over/under mark is 11-7-0.
Valuable Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 9-9-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 9-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 14-4-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 11-7-0 against the over/under this season
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
11/12/17 D Marc Methot Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/26/17 C Cedric Paquette Upper Body is out indefinitely
Tyler Seguin has scored 17 total points this year for the Stars. He has 8 goals this season with 69 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 9 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Jamie Benn averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 10 goals on 62 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the year. Ben Bishop has 7 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Stars. He has 379 shots against him and he's surrendered 35 goals. He's made 344 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Brayden Point has 17 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 7 goals this year with 42 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Nikita Kucherov averages 20.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 16 goals on 73 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 13 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Lightning. He has 499 shots against him and he's given up 35 goals. He's made 464 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have 19 total points this year, which is 18th in the NHL. They've scored 51 goals while giving up 52 scores, which has them ranked 18th and 15th respectively. They have had 53 power play chances and scored 16 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 30%. That is 1st in the league. The Stars have given up 65 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking them 6th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.87% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning are 1st in the league with a total of 30 points this season. They have 20 power play goals on 70 chances for a percentage of 29%. That is 2nd in the NHL. They've given up 63 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 8th overall. As a team, the Lightning are 2nd with a total of 71 goals scored while they've given up 46 goals this season, ranking 27th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 12.18%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
Dallas has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've tried 1,055 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 985 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 6th in Corsi percentage. They are 7th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.1% as they have 790 shots while they've given up 726 attempts on defense. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 47.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the year. That puts them 24th and 6th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 609 face-off wins as opposed to 551 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That is 2nd overall in the NHL. On defense Dallas has 384 hits and they've blocked 259 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 13th in the league.
The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 53.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.8% for the year. That ranks them 14th and 24th respectively in the NHL. They have 548 face-off wins as opposed to 591 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That is 27th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 342 hits and they've blocked 248 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 23rd in blocked shots. Tampa Bay is ranked 13th in Corsi percentage with 51.2% as they've tried 1,096 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,045 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 13th in the NHL at 51.3%, as they have 841 shots while they've given up 797 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Stars/Lightning NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +144
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