Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks & Predictions 3/6/2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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The Florida Panthers travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Panthers at +162 and the Lightning at -180.
Florida has a record of 32-25-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 13-16-3-1. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 189 goals and given up 199 goals for a point differential of -10. For the season they have an ATS record of 32-31-0 and an over/under record of 32-31-0. Tampa Bay is 45-17-4 including 22-6-2-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 240 goals and surrendered 182 for a goal differential of +58. Their record against the spread is 45-21-0 while their over/under record is 42-23-0.
Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 32-31-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 32-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 45-21-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 42-23-0 against the over/under this season
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
02/26/18 C Denis Malgin MCL is out indefinitely
02/17/18 C Frank Vatrano Lower Body IR (02/06)
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/30/17 GO Peter Budaj Leg IR (12/29)
03/03/18 D Ryan McDonagh Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs Florida
01/22/18 LW Ondrej Palat Lower Body IR (01/20)
Vincent Trocheck has accumulated 57 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 24 goals this year with 220 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 21.6 minutes played per game. Jonathan Huberdeau averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 20 goals on 152 shots. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Roberto Luongo has 12 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has 758 shots against him and he's given up 53 goals. He's made 705 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Nikita Kucherov has scored 85 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 33 goals this season with 229 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 52 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Brayden Point averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 26 goals on 173 shots. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 38 wins and 12 losses this year in goal for the Lightning. He has 1,719 shots against him and he's surrendered 128 goals. He's made 1,591 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have 70 total points this season, which ranks them 20th in the NHL. They are 17th in the league in goals scored with 189 while they've given up 199 goals, ranking them 10th overall. They have had 199 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 20th in the NHL. The Panthers have allowed 188 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, putting them 21st in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.78% for the season. They allow 35 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 17th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning are 1st in the NHL with a total of 94 points this year. They have 55 power play goals on 227 opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That ranks them 3rd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 219 power play opportunities and have given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. That is 24th in the NHL. As a team, the Lightning are 1st in the league with 240 goals scored while they've given up 182 goals, which is 24th overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.27%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 5th in the NHL.
Florida has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've tried 3,740 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,811 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 14th in Corsi percentage. They are 16th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.9% as they have 2,916 shots while they've given up 2,930 attempts on defense. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 48% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the year. That puts them 29th and 5th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,038 face-off wins as opposed to 1,965 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That is 10th overall in the NHL. On defense Florida has 1,253 hits and they've blocked 881 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 29th in the league.
The Lightning are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 1,938 face-off wins compared to 2,144 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.5%. That is 29th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,352 hits and they have blocked 930 shots from the opposition, which is 21st in the league. Tampa Bay is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.3% as they've attempted 4,015 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,813 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.1% ranks 15th as they have 3,009 attempts while they have given up 2,883 shots on the defensive end.
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