Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators NHL Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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The Tampa Bay Lightning head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Lightning at -119 and the Predators at +108.
Tampa Bay has a record of 31-12-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 14-7-2-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 164 goals and surrendered 121 goals for a point differential of +43. For the year they have an ATS mark of 31-15-0 and an over/under record of 27-19-0. Nashville has a record of 28-11-6 including 16-4-2-2 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 139 goals and have given up 119 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread is 28-17-0 while their over/under mark is 22-23-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 31-15-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 27-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 28-17-0 straight up this year
The Nashville Predators are 22-23-0 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 Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/21/18 D Victor Hedman Lower Body IR (01/21)
Key Nashville Predators Injuries
12/30/17 LW Filip Forsberg Upper Body IR (12/29)
01/20/18 D Mattias Ekholm Illness is "?" Tuesday vs Tampa Bay
01/16/18 LW Viktor Arvidsson Lower Body IR (01/14)
Brayden Point has scored 42 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 19 goals this season with 112 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 19.2 minutes played per contest. Nikita Kucherov averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 27 goals on 160 attempts. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the year. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 27 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Lightning. He has 1,195 shots against him and he's surrendered 87 goals. He's made 1,108 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
P.K. Subban has 34 total points this season for the Predators. He has 10 goals this year with 105 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 24 assists on the year and averages 24.1 minutes played per contest. Kevin Fiala averages 15.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 13 goals on 106 attempts. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year. Pekka Rinne has 23 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has 1,076 shots against him and he's given up 81 goals. He's made 995 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 65 total points this year, which is 2nd in the NHL. They've scored 164 goals while giving up 121 scores, which has them ranked 2nd and 28th respectively. They have had 164 power play chances and scored 40 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That is 3rd in the league. The Lightning have given up 150 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 20th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.84% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Predators are 5th in the league with a total of 62 points this season. They have 38 power play goals on 163 chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 4th in the NHL. They've given up 175 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 11th overall. As a team, the Predators are 15th with a total of 139 goals scored while they've given up 119 goals this season, ranking 29th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.12%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 2nd overall in the NHL.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 52.6% as they've tried 2,867 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,587 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 9th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.4% as they have 2,148 shots while they've given up 1,949 attempts on defense. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 54% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46% for the year. That puts them 6th and 28th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,346 face-off wins as opposed to 1,525 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.9%. That is 30th overall in the NHL. On defense Tampa Bay has 908 hits and they've blocked 638 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 24th in the league.
The Predators are 28th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the season, which is 7th in the NHL. They have 1,482 face-off wins compared to 1,365 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.1%. That is 6th in the league. On defense Nashville has 923 hits and they have blocked 663 shots from the opposition, which is 21st in the league. Nashville is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.3% as they've attempted 2,593 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,667 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.3% ranks 19th as they have 1,948 attempts while they have given up 2,004 shots on the defensive end.
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