Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks & Predictions 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The Ottawa Senators head to Amalie Arena to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Senators at +184 and the Lightning at -205.
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Ottawa has a record of 11-14-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 5-8-2. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 89 goals and surrendered 109 goals for a point differential of -20. For the year they have an ATS mark of 11-21-0 and an over/under record of 16-16-0. Tampa Bay has a record of 24-7-2 including 13-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 126 goals and have given up 84 for a goal differential of +42. Their record against the spread is 24-9-0 while their over/under mark is 20-13-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 11-21-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 16-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 24-9-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 20-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
12/19/17 C Gabriel Dumont Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Tampa Bay
11/20/17 D Mark Borowiecki Concussion IR (11/19)
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/19/17 D Jake Dotchin Flu is "?" Thursday vs Ottawa
12/19/17 C Tyler Johnson Flu is "?" Thursday vs Ottawa
12/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Shoulder is out indefinitely
Mike Hoffman has scored 24 total points this year for the Senators. He has 9 goals this season with 112 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Mark Stone averages 21 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by tallying 14 goals on 74 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 9 wins and 11 losses this season in goal for the Senators. He has 699 shots against him and he's surrendered 71 goals. He's made 628 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Nikita Kucherov has 48 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 23 goals this year with 118 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 20.6 minutes played per contest. Brayden Point averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 14 goals on 77 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 31 points on the year. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 21 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has 875 shots against him and he's given up 59 goals. He's made 816 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have 29 total points this year, which is 29th in the NHL. They've scored 89 goals while giving up 109 scores, which has them ranked 28th and 9th respectively. They have had 118 power play chances and scored 19 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 27th in the league. The Senators have given up 92 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 28th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.07% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning are 1st in the league with a total of 50 points this season. They have 34 power play goals on 121 chances for a percentage of 28%. That is 1st in the NHL. They've given up 107 power play opportunities and surrendered 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 22nd overall. As a team, the Lightning are 1st with a total of 126 goals scored while they've given up 84 goals this season, ranking 29th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.72%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
Ottawa is 15th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.7%, as they've attempted 1,866 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,889 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 50.1% as they have 1,378 attempts while they have given up 1,374 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 15th in the league. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 1,012 face-off wins compared to 916 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.5%. That ranks them 3rd in the league. On defense Ottawa has 732 hits and they have blocked 515 shots from the opposition, putting them 10th overall.
The Lightning are 7th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.7% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 970 face-off wins compared to 1,099 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.9%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 626 hits and they have blocked 449 shots from the opposition, which is 27th in the league. Tampa Bay is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.8% as they've attempted 2,028 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,886 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.6% ranks 10th as they have 1,530 attempts while they have given up 1,437 shots on the defensive end.
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