Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks & Parlay 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
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The Philadelphia Flyers head to Amalie Arena to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Flyers at +122 and the Lightning at -135.
Philadelphia has a record of 15-13-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-6-4-2. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 99 goals and surrendered 103 goals for a point differential of -4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 15-21-0 and an over/under record of 18-16-0. Tampa Bay has a record of 26-7-2, including 15-2-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 133 goals and have given up 87 for a goal differential of +46. Their record against the spread is 26-9-0 while their over/under mark is 21-14-0.
Valuable Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 15-21-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 18-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 26-9-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 21-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
12/26/17 GO Michal Neuvirth Lower Body is upgraded to available Thursday vs Florida
12/06/17 D Brandon Manning Upper Body IR (12/05)
11/06/17 RW Colin McDonald Lower Body IR (10/03)
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee IR (10/03)
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Shoulder IR (12/14)
Brian Elliott has 13 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Flyers. He has 877 shots against him and he's surrendered 74 goals. He's made 803 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Claude Giroux has scored 42 total points this year for the Flyers. He has 13 goals this season with 71 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 29 assists on the year and averages 20.3 minutes played per contest. Jakub Voracek averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by tallying 8 goals on 123 attempts. He has 36 assists, giving him a total of 44 points on the year.
Nikita Kucherov has 51 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 24 goals this year with 128 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 20.7 minutes played per contest. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 23 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has 918 shots against him and he's given up 62 goals. He's made 856 saves for a save percentage of 93%. 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 80 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers have given up 114 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76% this season. That is 29th in the league. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.59% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 14th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Flyers are 22nd overall with 38 total points this year. They are 25th in the league with 99 goals and 23rd in goals allowed with 103. They've had 123 power play chances and scored 24 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 14th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Lightning are 2nd with a total of 133 goals scored while they are 29th with 87 goals surrendered this season. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.63%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 2nd in the league. The Lightning have a total of 54 points this season, which is 1st in the NHL. They have had 34 power play goals on 130 chances for a percentage of 26%. That is 1st overall. They've given up 116 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 22nd when short-handed.
Philadelphia has a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they've tried 2,088 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,076 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 16th in Corsi percentage. They are 17th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.2% as they have 1,557 shots while they've given up 1,544 attempts on defense. The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the year. That puts them 19th and 12th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,159 face-off wins as opposed to 1,034 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That is 2nd overall in the NHL. On defense Philadelphia has 735 hits and they've blocked 532 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 20th in the league.
The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 54.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.4% for the year. That ranks them 4th and 29th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,033 face-off wins as opposed to 1,158 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.1%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 664 hits and they've blocked 463 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 31st in blocked shots. Tampa Bay is ranked 6th in Corsi percentage with 52.7% as they've tried 2,177 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,952 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 10th in the NHL at 52.4%, as they have 1,640 shots while they've given up 1,489 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia +122 and over 5.5 total goals Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia +122 and over 5.5 total goals
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