Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Scotiabank Saddledome to play the Calgary Flames on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -128 and the Flames at +116.
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Tampa Bay has a record of 34-13-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 17-8-2-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 176 goals and given up 128 goals for a point differential of +48. For the season they have an ATS record of 34-16-0 and an over/under record of 29-21-0. Calgary is 25-17-8 including 12-12-3-1 at home this season. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 139 goals and surrendered 139 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 25-25-0 while their over/under record is 22-27-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 34-16-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 29-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 25-25-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 22-27-0 against the over/under this season
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/30/17 GO Peter Budaj Leg IR (12/29)
01/22/18 LW Ondrej Palat Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/29/17 RW Michael Frolik Jaw IR (12/28)
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
Brayden Point has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 20 goals this year with 127 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 19.3 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov averages 20.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 27 goals on 169 shots. He has 37 assists, giving him a total of 64 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 29 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has 1,272 shots against him and he's given up 88 goals. He's made 1,184 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Johnny Gaudreau has scored 56 total points this year for the Flames. He has 15 goals this season with 144 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 19.3 minutes played per game. Sean Monahan averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 22 goals on 129 shots. He has 21 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Mike Smith has 20 wins and 14 losses this year in goal for the Flames. He has 1,325 shots against him and he's surrendered 99 goals. He's made 1,226 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 71 total points this season, which ranks them 1st in the NHL. They are 1st in the league in goals scored with 176 while they've given up 128 goals, ranking them 28th overall. They have had 173 power play opportunities and have scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 5th in the NHL. The Lightning have allowed 167 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, putting them 21st in the league when short-handed. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.86% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 3rd in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames are 15th in the NHL with a total of 58 points this year. They have 29 power play goals on 171 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks them 24th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 164 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. That is 17th in the NHL. As a team, the Flames are 21st in the league with 139 goals scored while they've given up 139 goals, which is 20th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.53%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 7th in the NHL.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've tried 3,070 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,844 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 8th in Corsi percentage. They are 9th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.9% as they have 2,292 shots while they've given up 2,127 attempts on defense. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 53.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.8% for the year. That puts them 8th and 26th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,458 face-off wins as opposed to 1,648 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.9%. That is 30th overall in the NHL. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,013 hits and they've blocked 717 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 18th in the league.
The Flames are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 1,533 face-off wins compared to 1,565 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 15th in the league. On defense Calgary has 897 hits and they have blocked 685 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. Calgary is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9% as they've attempted 3,190 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,951 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.9% ranks 11th as they have 2,346 attempts while they have given up 2,266 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Lightning/Flames NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Calgary +116
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary +116
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