Tampa Bay Lightning at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Tampa Bay Lightning head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Lightning at -201 and the Flyers at +180.
Tampa Bay has a record of 13-5-1 this year. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 68 goals and surrendered 53 goals for a point differential of +15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 13-6-0 and an over/under record of 9-9-0. Philadelphia has a record of 9-9-1 this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 58 goals and given up 65 for a goal differential of -7. Their record against the spread is 9-10-0 while their over/under mark is 12-7-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 13-6-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 9-9-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 9-10-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 12-7-0 against the over/under this season
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
11/16/18 D Anton Stralman Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Philadelphia
11/15/18 GO Andrei Vasilevskiy Foot is out indefinitely
11/08/18 LW Ondrej Palat Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
11/16/18 GO Brian Elliott Lower Body left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Tampa Bay
11/16/18 D Radko Gudas Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Tampa Bay
11/05/18 GO Michal Neuvirth Undisclosed IR (11/05)
10/30/18 C Corban Knight Upper Body IR (10/28)
10/30/18 LW Michael Raffl Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/03/18 D Samuel Morin Knee IR (10/03)
09/20/18 GO Alex Lyon Pelvis is out indefinitely
Yanni Gourde has scored 19 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 8 goals this season with 41 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 17.2 minutes played per contest. Brayden Point averages 17.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 26% by tallying 12 goals on 47 attempts. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the year. Louis Domingue has 4 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Lightning. He has 181 shots against him and he's surrendered 20 goals. He's made 161 stops for a save percentage of 89%.
Claude Giroux has 22 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 7 goals this year with 58 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 20.9 minutes played per contest. Jakub Voracek averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 5 goals on 49 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 17 points on the year. Calvin Pickard has 3 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Flyers. He has 156 shots against him and he's given up 21 goals. He's made 135 saves for a save percentage of 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 27 total points this year, which is 1st in the NHL. They've scored 68 goals while giving up 53 scores, which has them ranked 1st and 19th respectively. They have had 70 power play chances and scored 19 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That is 5th in the league. The Lightning have given up 70 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%, ranking them 3rd when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.79% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers are 19th in the league with a total of 19 points this season. They have 8 power play goals on 63 chances for a percentage of 13%. That is 29th in the NHL. They've given up 66 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 71%, ranking 30th overall. As a team, the Flyers are 13th with a total of 58 goals scored while they've given up 65 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.05%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
Tampa Bay is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.4%, as they've attempted 1,143 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,082 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.2% as they have 850 attempts while they have given up 810 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 51.1% of the time, which is 15th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season. That is 17th overall in the NHL. They have 582 face-off wins compared to 572 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 485 hits and they have blocked 272 shots from the opposition, putting them 10th overall.
The Flyers are 29th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.3% for the season, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 599 face-off wins compared to 483 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 55.4%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 441 hits and they have blocked 282 shots from the opposition, which is 8th in the league. Philadelphia is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.1% as they've attempted 1,119 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,071 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.4% ranks 9th as they have 834 attempts while they have given up 789 shots on the defensive end.
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