Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 12/12/2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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The Tampa Bay Lightning head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Lightning at -104 and the Blues at -106.
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Tampa Bay has a record of 21-6-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-4-1. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 110 goals and surrendered 74 goals for a point differential of +36. For the year they have an ATS mark of 21-8-0 and an over/under record of 18-11-0. St. Louis has a record of 21-8-2 including 11-5-0 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 104 goals and have given up 78 for a goal differential of +26. Their record against the spread is 21-10-0 while their over/under mark is 15-16-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 21-8-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 18-11-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 21-10-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 15-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/09/17 D Braydon Coburn Lower Body is "?" Tuesday vs St. Louis
11/27/17 D Jake Dotchin Undisclosed IR (11/20)
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/10/17 D Alex Pietrangelo Foot is "?" Tuesday vs Tampa Bay
12/10/17 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle IR (12/10)
12/08/17 GO Carter Hutton Lower Body IR (12/07)
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Nikita Kucherov has scored 41 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 20 goals this season with 100 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 21 assists on the year and averages 20.8 minutes played per contest. Brayden Point averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 12 goals on 67 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the year. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 19 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Lightning. He has 774 shots against him and he's surrendered 54 goals. He's made 720 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has 33 total points this season for the Blues. He has 14 goals this year with 133 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 19 assists on the year and averages 19.8 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 16 goals on 84 attempts. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the year. Jake Allen has 17 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 721 shots against him and he's given up 63 goals. He's made 658 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 44 total points this year, which is 2nd in the NHL. They've scored 110 goals while giving up 74 scores, which has them ranked 1st and 28th respectively. They have had 109 power play chances and scored 31 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 28%. That is 1st in the league. The Lightning have given up 92 power play opportunities and surrendered 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 8th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.79% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 1st in the league with a total of 44 points this season. They have 19 power play goals on 113 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 24th in the NHL. They've given up 96 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 21st overall. As a team, the Blues are 4th with a total of 104 goals scored while they've given up 78 goals this season, ranking 26th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.82%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 9th overall in the NHL.
Tampa Bay is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52%, as they've attempted 1,774 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,639 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.7% as they have 1,339 attempts while they have given up 1,252 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 9th in the league. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 54.9% of the time, which is 5th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.1% for the season. That is 28th overall in the NHL. They have 865 face-off wins compared to 962 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That ranks them 30th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 555 hits and they have blocked 387 shots from the opposition, putting them 28th overall.
The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the year. That ranks them 15th and 22nd respectively in the NHL. They have 922 face-off wins as opposed to 957 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That is 24th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 733 hits and they've blocked 432 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 17th in blocked shots. St. Louis is ranked 5th in Corsi percentage with 53.1% as they've tried 1,879 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,657 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 5th in the NHL at 54%, as they have 1,436 shots while they've given up 1,225 attempts on defense.
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