Thursday, April 6, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Tampa Bay Lightning head to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at +140 and the Maple Leafs at -155.
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Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 79 games. They have an overall record of 39-30-10 and on the road they have a record of 17-16-6. Currently they are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 222 goals and given up 222 goals for a point differential of 0. The Lightning have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-40 and an over/under record of 36-36-7. Toronto shows up with a record of 39-25-15 including 20-11-7 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 243 goals and surrendered 232 for a goal differential of +11. The Maple Leafs have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 38-40 while their over/under record sits at 36-39-4.
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Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 35-40 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 36-36-7 against the over/under
Important Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 38-40 straight up
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 36-39-4 against the over/under
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
04/04/17 C Cedric Paquette Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
04/04/17 RW J.T. Brown Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
04/04/17 D Jason Garrison Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
04/04/17 C Steven Stamkos Knee "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out for season
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
10/09/16 LW Joffrey Lupul Hernia out indefinitely
04/04/17 LW Josh Leivo Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
04/04/17 RW Nikita Soshnikov Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
04/04/17 C Brian Boyle Upper Body left last game, "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
03/23/17 C Eric Fehr Hand out indefinitely
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 81 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 38 goals this season with 238 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 43 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 24.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 15 goals on 160 shots. He has 52 assists giving him a total of 67 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 20 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,396 shots against him and has given up 118 goals. He has made 1,278 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Auston Matthews has accumulated 67 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 39 goals this season with 269 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. Nazem Kadri has averaged 16.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 31 goals on 226 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 33 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has had 2,018 shots against him and has given up 164 goals. He has made 1,854 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 88 total points this season. They have scored 222 goals while giving up 222 goals. They have had 265 power play opportunities and have scored 61 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Lightning have allowed 250 power play opportunities and given up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.39% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have a total of 93 points on the season. They have 56 power play goals on 234 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 245 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 243 goals scored while they've given up 232 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.61%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've attempted 4,451 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,239 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.6% as they have 3,351 attempts while they've given up 3,270 shots on the defensive end. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season. They have 2,286 face off wins compared to 2,492 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.8%. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,757 hits and they've blocked 969 shots from the opposition.
Toronto has attempted 4,778 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,816 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.5% as they have 3,605 shots while they've given up 3,676 attempts on defense. The Maple Leafs have an offensive zone percentage of 50% and their defensive zone percentage is 50% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.5% as they've compiled 2,406 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,452 face off losses. On defense Toronto has blocked 1,140 shot attempts and they have 1,878 hits as a unit.
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