Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers NHL Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to BB&T Center to play the Florida Panthers on Monday, October 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -120 and the Panthers at +109.
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Tampa Bay has a record of 9-2-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 3-1-1. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 45 goals and given up 31 goals for a point differential of +14. For the season they have an ATS record of 9-3-0 and an over/under record of 7-5-0. Florida is 4-5-1 including 3-1-1 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 35 goals and surrendered 36 for a goal differential of -1. Their record against the spread is 4-6-0 while their over/under record is 8-2-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 9-3-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 7-5-0 against the over/under this season
Important Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 4-6-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 8-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/26/17 C Cedric Paquette Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
10/28/17 RW Colton Sceviour Upper Body is "?" Monday vs. Tampa Bay
10/28/17 LW Connor Brickley Upper Body is "?" Monday vs. Tampa Bay
10/27/17 C Jared McCann Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/23/17 GO Roberto Luongo Hand is out indefinitely
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 12 goals this year with 46 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 26%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 20.3 minutes played per game. Brayden Point averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 5 goals on 24 shots. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 12 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 9 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Lightning. He has 345 shots against him and he's given up 22 goals. He's made 323 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Evgeni Dadonov has scored 11 total points this year for the Panthers. He has 5 goals this season with 28 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Nick Bjugstad averages 13.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 2 goals on 22 shots. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 6 points on the season. James Reimer has 3 wins and 3 losses this year in goal for the Panthers. He has 226 shots against him and he's surrendered 20 goals. He's made 206 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 19 total points this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NHL. They are 1st in the league in goals scored with 45 while they've given up 31 goals, ranking them 20th overall. They have had 49 power play opportunities and have scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 29%. That is 2nd in the NHL. The Lightning have allowed 48 power play opportunities and have given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, putting them 21st in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 12.13% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%. That puts them 4th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers are 26th in the NHL with a total of 9 points this year. They have 8 power play goals on 43 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That ranks them 13th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 39 power play opportunities and have given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. That is 29th in the NHL. As a team, the Panthers are 10th in the league with 35 goals scored while they've given up 36 goals, which is 8th overall. They average 36 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.78%. As a team they give up 36 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 19th in the NHL.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they've tried 711 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 708 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 17th in Corsi percentage. They are 16th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.8% as they have 545 shots while they've given up 549 attempts on defense. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the year. That puts them 9th and 23rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 371 face-off wins as opposed to 383 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 22nd overall in the NHL. On defense Tampa Bay has 246 hits and they've blocked 159 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 9th in the league.
The Panthers are 29th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.2% for the season, which is 5th in the NHL. They have 350 face-off wins compared to 327 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Florida has 190 hits and they have blocked 150 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. Florida is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.6% as they've attempted 592 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 625 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.6% ranks 15th as they have 468 attempts while they have given up 475 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Lightning/Panthers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Florida +109
Guy's Pick: Take Florida +109
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