Thursday, March 9, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Wild at -115 and the Lightning at +104. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 64 games. They have an overall record of 42-16-6 and on the road they have a record of 19-7-5. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 213 goals and given up 151 goals for a point differential of +62. The Wild have an overall record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-22 and an over/under record of 32-24-8. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 30-26-9 including 17-11-3 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 179 goals and surrendered 181 for a goal differential of -2. The Lightning have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 26-35 while their over/under record sits at 30-28-7.
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Ryan Suter has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Wild. He has 8 goals this season with 124 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 18.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 19 goals on 155 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 35 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,503 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,402 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 63 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 28 goals this season with 193 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 24.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 12 goals on 128 shots. He has 43 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 14 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,048 shots against him and has given up 89 goals. He has made 959 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have 90 total points this season. They have scored 213 goals while giving up 151 goals. They have had 178 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Wild have allowed 167 power play opportunities and given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.00% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Lightning have a total of 69 points on the season. They have 50 power play goals on 226 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 215 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 179 goals scored while they've given up 181 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.18%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 48.6% as they've attempted 3,514 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,719 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.9% as they have 2,647 attempts while they've given up 2,769 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season. They have 1,987 face off wins compared to 1,862 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.6%. On defense has 994 hits and they've blocked 950 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 3,655 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,476 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.6% as they have 2,749 shots while they've given up 2,679 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 50.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.6% as they've compiled 1,920 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,029 face off losses. On defense has blocked 797 shot attempts and they have 1,422 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 39-22 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 32-24-8 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 26-35 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 30-28-7 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
03/08/17 D Matt Dumba Illness missed last game, "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
03/05/17 D Christian Folin Arm out indefinitely
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
03/06/17 RW J.T. Brown Undisclosed missed last game, "?" Thursday vs Minnesota.
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay +104
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