New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The New York Islanders head to Amalie Arena to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Islanders at +158 and the Lightning at -175.
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New York has a record of 10-6-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-6-0. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 66 goals and surrendered 59 goals for a point differential of +7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 10-8-0 and an over/under record of 11-7-0. Tampa Bay has a record of 15-2-2 including 8-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 77 goals and have given up 47 for a goal differential of +30. Their record against the spread is 15-4-0 while their over/under mark is 12-7-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 10-8-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 11-7-0 against the over/under this season
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 15-4-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 12-7-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Upper Body IR (11/06)
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/26/17 C Cedric Paquette Upper Body is out indefinitely
Anders Lee has scored 19 total points this year for the Islanders. He has 9 goals this season with 42 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 16.7 minutes played per contest. Josh Bailey averages 17.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 4 goals on 25 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the year. Jaroslav Halak has 5 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Islanders. He has 285 shots against him and he's surrendered 29 goals. He's made 256 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Brayden Point has 18 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 8 goals this year with 45 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Nikita Kucherov averages 20.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 17 goals on 74 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 33 points on the year. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 14 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Lightning. He has 527 shots against him and he's given up 36 goals. He's made 491 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 22 total points this year, which is 11th in the NHL. They've scored 66 goals while giving up 59 scores, which has them ranked 3rd and 9th respectively. They have had 60 power play chances and scored 12 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 13th in the league. The Islanders have given up 60 power play opportunities and surrendered 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 12.07% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning are 1st in the league with a total of 32 points this season. They have 21 power play goals on 74 chances for a percentage of 28%. That is 2nd in the NHL. They've given up 66 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking 6th overall. As a team, the Lightning are 1st with a total of 77 goals scored while they've given up 47 goals this season, ranking 29th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 12.60%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 2nd overall in the NHL.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 49% as they've tried 1,025 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,065 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 21st in Corsi percentage. They are 22nd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.9% as they have 751 shots while they've given up 785 attempts on defense. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 50.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.9% for the year. That puts them 18th and 14th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 508 face-off wins as opposed to 556 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.7%. That is 26th overall in the NHL. On defense New York has 349 hits and they've blocked 280 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 10th in the league.
The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 53.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the year. That ranks them 13th and 23rd respectively in the NHL. They have 569 face-off wins as opposed to 636 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.2%. That is 29th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 362 hits and they've blocked 264 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 21st in blocked shots. Tampa Bay is ranked 13th in Corsi percentage with 51% as they've tried 1,142 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,096 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 875 shots while they've given up 832 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Islanders/Lightning NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take New York +158 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
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