Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Tampa Bay Lightning head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Lightning at -165 and the Red Wings at +149.
Tampa Bay has a record of 29-8-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 13-5-2-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 147 goals and surrendered 95 goals for a point differential of +52. For the year they have an ATS mark of 29-11-0 and an over/under record of 22-18-0. Detroit has a record of 17-16-7 including 10-6-6-1 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 110 goals and have given up 122 for a goal differential of -12. Their record against the spread is 17-23-0 while their over/under mark is 19-21-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 29-11-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 22-18-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 17-23-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 19-21-0 against the over/under this season
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/30/17 GO Peter Budaj Leg IR (12/29)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
12/22/17 RW Luke Glendening Hand is out indefinitely
Nikita Kucherov has scored 57 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 26 goals this season with 144 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 31 assists on the year and averages 20.7 minutes played per contest. Brayden Point averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 16 goals on 100 attempts. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 26 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Lightning. He has 1,042 shots against him and he's surrendered 64 goals. He's made 978 stops for a save percentage of 94%.
Anthony Mantha has 26 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 14 goals this year with 92 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 16.9 minutes played per contest. Henrik Zetterberg averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 86 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 28 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 14 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 991 shots against him and he's given up 83 goals. He's made 908 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 61 total points this year, which is 1st in the NHL. They've scored 147 goals while giving up 95 scores, which has them ranked 1st and 31st respectively. They have had 149 power play chances and scored 37 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 25%. That is 3rd in the league. The Lightning have given up 133 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 23rd when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.13% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 93%, which is 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 24th in the league with a total of 41 points this season. They have 25 power play goals on 122 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 11th in the NHL. They've given up 129 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 15th overall. As a team, the Red Wings are 25th with a total of 110 goals scored while they've given up 122 goals this season, ranking 11th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.05%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 21st overall in the NHL.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 52.7% as they've tried 2,498 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,244 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 5th in Corsi percentage. They are 9th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.4% as they have 1,875 shots while they've given up 1,700 attempts on defense. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 54.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.9% for the year. That puts them 6th and 29th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,162 face-off wins as opposed to 1,315 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.9%. That is 30th overall in the NHL. On defense Tampa Bay has 770 hits and they've blocked 544 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 25th in the league.
The Red Wings are 19th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the season, which is 11th in the NHL. They have 1,220 face-off wins compared to 1,293 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense Detroit has 816 hits and they have blocked 520 shots from the opposition, which is 30th in the league. Detroit is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.9% as they've attempted 2,170 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,266 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.4% ranks 19th as they have 1,702 attempts while they have given up 1,746 shots on the defensive end.
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