Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 1/25/2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Tampa Bay Lightning head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Lightning at -120 and the Flyers at +109.
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Tampa Bay has a record of 33-12-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 16-7-2-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 170 goals and surrendered 124 goals for a point differential of +46. For the year they have an ATS mark of 33-15-0 and an over/under record of 28-20-0. Philadelphia has a record of 24-16-8 including 13-8-4-1 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 140 goals and have given up 136 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 24-24-0 while their over/under mark is 24-22-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 33-15-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 28-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 24-24-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 24-22-0 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
01/21/18 D Victor Hedman Knee IR (01/11)
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz Knee IR (10/03)
01/23/18 LW Michael Raffl Lower Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Tampa Bay
01/23/18 D Samuel Morin Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs Tampa Bay
Brayden Point has scored 43 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 19 goals this season with 120 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 24 assists on the year and averages 19.3 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 16% by tallying 27 goals on 165 attempts. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the year. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 28 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Lightning. He has 1,235 shots against him and he's surrendered 87 goals. He's made 1,148 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Jakub Voracek has 55 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 9 goals this year with 147 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 46 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Claude Giroux averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 14 goals on 96 attempts. He has 42 assists, giving him a total of 56 points on the year. Brian Elliott has 19 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 1,106 shots against him and he's given up 102 goals. He's made 1,004 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 69 total points this year, which is 1st in the NHL. They've scored 170 goals while giving up 124 scores, which has them ranked 2nd and 28th respectively. They have had 168 power play chances and scored 40 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That is 4th in the league. The Lightning have given up 159 power play opportunities and surrendered 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 22nd when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.79% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 15th in the league with a total of 56 points this season. They have 34 power play goals on 165 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 9th in the NHL. They've given up 149 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 29th overall. As a team, the Flyers are 16th with a total of 140 goals scored while they've given up 136 goals this season, ranking 18th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.20%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 19th overall in the NHL.
Tampa Bay is 9th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.3%, as they've attempted 2,973 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,716 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.2% as they have 2,225 attempts while they have given up 2,035 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 9th in the league. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time, which is 6th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the season. That is 28th overall in the NHL. They have 1,394 face-off wins compared to 1,587 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.8%. That ranks them 30th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 970 hits and they have blocked 681 shots from the opposition, putting them 20th overall.
The Flyers are 20th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season, which is 13th in the NHL. They have 1,534 face-off wins compared to 1,363 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 1,001 hits and they have blocked 707 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. Philadelphia is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.3% as they've attempted 2,761 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,730 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.6% ranks 14th as they have 2,075 attempts while they have given up 2,023 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Lightning/Flyers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -120
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -120
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