Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 4/16/2018
Monday, April 16, 2018
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Monday, April 16, 2018 in Game 3 of their 1st round series. Tampa leads the series 2-0. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -157 and the Devils at +120.
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Tampa Bay had a record of 54-23-5 this season and on the road they had a mark of 25-13-3-2. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They scored 296 goals and gave up 236 goals for a point differential of +60. For the season they have an ATS record of 56-28-0 and an over/under record of 51-31-0. New Jersey had a record of 44-29-9 including 23-14-4-1 at home this season. They were 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 248 goals and surrendered 244 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 44-40-0 while their over/under record is 44-38-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 56-28-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 51-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 44-40-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 44-38-0 against the over/under this season
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
04/14/18 RW Ryan Callahan Shoulder injured last game, is questionable Monday vs New Jersey
03/29/18 LW Adam Erne Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
04/14/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion is questionable Monday vs Tampa Bay
Andrei Vasilevskiy has 44 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has 2,075 shots against him and he's given up 167 goals. He's made 1,908 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Brayden Point has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 32 goals this year with 217 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 19.6 minutes played per game. Nikita Kucherov averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 39 goals on 279 shots. He has 61 assists, giving him a total of 100 points on the season.
Nico Hischier has scored 52 total points this year for the Devils. He has 20 goals this season with 180 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 16.3 minutes played per game. Keith Kinkaid has 26 wins and 10 losses this year in goal for the Devils. He has 1,214 shots against him and he's surrendered 106 goals. He's made 1,108 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Taylor Hall averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 39 goals on 278 shots. He has 54 assists, giving him a total of 93 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have allowed 267 power play opportunities and have given up 64 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76% this year. That is 28th in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 11.04% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 8th in the league. The Lightning has 113 total points this season, ranking 3rd in the NHL in offense. They are 1st in the league with 296 goals while they've given up 236 goals, which is 19th overall. They have had 276 power play opportunities and scored 66 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 3rd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Devils are 15th with 248 goals scored while they are 15th in the NHL with 244 goals allowed this year. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.54%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 18th place in the league. The Devils have a total of 97 points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 54 power play goals on 252 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 10th. They've allowed 258 power play opportunities and have given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, which is 8th overall.
Tampa Bay is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.3%, as they've attempted 4,952 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,709 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.2% as they have 3,764 attempts while they have given up 3,582 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 14th in the league. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season. That is 27th overall in the NHL. They have 2,441 face-off wins compared to 2,621 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.2%. That ranks them 29th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,728 hits and they have blocked 1,127 shots from the opposition, putting them 26th overall.
The Devils are 25th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the season, which is 7th in the NHL. They have 2,371 face-off wins compared to 2,675 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47%. That is 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,816 hits and they have blocked 1,176 shots from the opposition, which is 22nd in the league. New Jersey is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.5% as they've attempted 4,561 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,846 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.2% ranks 21st as they have 3,557 attempts while they have given up 3,670 shots on the defensive end.
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