Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 10/17/2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -137 and the Devils at +111.
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Tampa Bay has a record of 4-1-0 this season and on the road they have a record of 0-1-0. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 20 goals and given up 16 goals for a point differential of +4. For the season they have an ATS record of 4-1-0 and an over/under record of 4-1-0. New Jersey is 4-1-0 including 1-1-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 21 goals and surrendered 13 for a goal differential of +8. Their record against the spread is 4-1-0 while their over/under record is 3-2-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 4-1-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 4-1-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Brayden Point has accumulated 8 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 3 goals this year with 9 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 33%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 28% by scoring 5 goals on 18 shots. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 4 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Lightning. He has 179 shots against him and he's given up 16 goals. He's made 163 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Marcus Johansson has scored 4 total points this year for the Devils. He has 2 goals this season with 5 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 40%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 14 minutes played per game. Taylor Hall averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 1 goal on 18 shots. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 4 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 3 wins and 1 loss this year in goal for the Devils. He has 144 shots against him and he's surrendered 11 goals. He's made 133 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 8 total points this season, which ranks them 10th in the NHL. They are 8th in the league in goals scored with 20 while they've given up 16 goals, ranking them 16th overall. They have had 21 power play opportunities and have scored 6 goals on those chances for a percentage of 29%. That is 5th in the NHL. The Lightning have allowed 20 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, putting them 21st in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 12.82% for the season. They allow 36 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 13th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 7th in the NHL with a total of 8 points this year. They have 6 power play goals on 22 opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That ranks them 7th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 25 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. That is 19th in the NHL. As a team, the Devils are 4th in the league with 21 goals scored while they've given up 13 goals, which is 25th overall. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 14.69%. As a team they give up 35 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%. That is 8th in the NHL.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 50.7% as they've tried 310 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 302 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 14th in Corsi percentage. They are 23rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.3% as they have 226 shots while they've given up 242 attempts on defense. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 53.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.2% for the year. That puts them 9th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 168 face-off wins as opposed to 161 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That is 16th overall in the NHL. On defense Tampa Bay has 120 hits and they've blocked 60 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 25th in the league.
The Devils are 27th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.5% for the season, which is 5th in the NHL. They have 152 face-off wins compared to 157 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 19th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 110 hits and they have blocked 69 shots from the opposition, which is 17th in the league. New Jersey is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.5% as they've attempted 254 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 304 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.8% ranks 24th as they have 207 attempts while they have given up 235 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Lightning/Devils NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey +111
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey +111
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