Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks & Predictions 2/15/2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The Detroit Red Wings travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, February 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Red Wings at +216 and the Lightning at -242.
Detroit has a record of 23-23-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 11-12-2-0. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 149 goals and given up 166 goals for a point differential of -17. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-32-0 and an over/under record of 24-31-0. Tampa Bay is 38-16-3 including 19-5-1-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 204 goals and surrendered 154 for a goal differential of +50. Their record against the spread is 38-19-0 while their over/under record is 36-21-0.
Valuable Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 23-32-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 24-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 38-19-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 36-21-0 against the over/under this season
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/30/17 GO Peter Budaj Leg IR (12/29)
01/22/18 LW Ondrej Palat Lower Body IR (01/20)
Anthony Mantha has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 19 goals this year with 125 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 17.1 minutes played per game. Henrik Zetterberg averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 7 goals on 119 shots. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Petr Mrazek has 7 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 564 shots against him and he's given up 53 goals. He's made 511 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Nikita Kucherov has scored 72 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 30 goals this season with 198 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 42 assists on the season and averages 20.2 minutes played per game. Brayden Point averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 20 goals on 147 shots. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 33 wins and 11 losses this year in goal for the Lightning. He has 1,476 shots against him and he's surrendered 107 goals. He's made 1,369 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings have 55 total points this season, which ranks them 24th in the NHL. They are 26th in the league in goals scored with 149 while they've given up 166 goals, ranking them 16th overall. They have had 163 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 21st in the NHL. The Red Wings have allowed 175 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 23rd in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.07% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 20th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning are 1st in the NHL with a total of 79 points this year. They have 47 power play goals on 198 opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That ranks them 2nd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 186 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. That is 25th in the NHL. As a team, the Lightning are 1st in the league with 204 goals scored while they've given up 154 goals, which is 24th overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.08%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 6th in the NHL.
Detroit is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.6%, as they've attempted 2,984 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,151 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.9% as they have 2,306 attempts while they have given up 2,406 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 20th in the league. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time, which is 16th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season. That is 12th overall in the NHL. They have 1,623 face-off wins compared to 1,736 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.3%. That ranks them 27th in the league. On defense Detroit has 1,126 hits and they have blocked 745 shots from the opposition, putting them 28th overall.
The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 52.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the year. That ranks them 9th and 26th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,681 face-off wins as opposed to 1,855 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.5%. That is 29th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,152 hits and they've blocked 804 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 21st in blocked shots. Tampa Bay is ranked 8th in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've tried 3,472 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,266 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 15th in the NHL at 51.4%, as they have 2,604 shots while they've given up 2,462 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Red Wings/Lightning NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -242
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -242
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