Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals NHL Parlay 2/20/2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Tampa Bay Lightning head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Lightning at +171 and the Capitals at -190.
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Tampa Bay has a record of 39-17-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 19-11-2-2. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 211 goals and surrendered 159 goals for a point differential of +52. For the year they have an ATS mark of 39-20-0 and an over/under record of 37-22-0. Washington has a record of 33-18-7, including 20-8-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 182 goals and have given up 174 for a goal differential of +8. Their record against the spread is 33-25-0 while their over/under mark is 35-23-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 39-20-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 37-22-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 33-25-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 35-23-0 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 Lower Body IR (01/20)
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Andrei Vasilevskiy has 34 wins and 12 losses this season in goal for the Lightning. He has 1,543 shots against him and he's surrendered 112 goals. He's made 1,431 stops for a save percentage of 93%. Nikita Kucherov has scored 77 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 31 goals this season with 215 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 46 assists on the year and averages 20.2 minutes played per contest. Brayden Point averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 21 goals on 154 attempts. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the year.
Alex Ovechkin has 65 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 34 goals this year with 239 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 31 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Braden Holtby has 28 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 1,362 shots against him and he's given up 121 goals. He's made 1,241 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Nicklas Backstrom averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 15 goals on 105 attempts. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 45 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have given up 192 power play opportunities and surrendered 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78% this season. That is 24th in the league. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.97% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 4th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Lightning are 2nd overall with 81 total points this year. They are 1st in the league with 211 goals and 24th in goals allowed with 159. They've had 208 power play chances and scored 51 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 25%. That is 2nd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Capitals are 8th with a total of 182 goals scored while they are 14th with 174 goals surrendered this season. They average 28 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.06%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 17th in the league. The Capitals have a total of 73 points this season, which is 8th in the NHL. They have had 37 power play goals on 177 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 13th overall. They've given up 194 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 17th when short-handed.
Tampa Bay has a Corsi percentage of 51.8% as they've tried 3,614 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,360 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 7th in Corsi percentage. They are 10th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.6% as they have 2,714 shots while they've given up 2,544 attempts on defense. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 53.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.8% for the year. That puts them 9th and 26th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,745 face-off wins as opposed to 1,918 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.6%. That is 29th overall in the NHL. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,189 hits and they've blocked 816 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 24th in the league.
The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the year. That ranks them 25th and 11th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,728 face-off wins as opposed to 1,710 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 19th in the league. On defense Washington has 1,301 hits and they've blocked 837 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 19th in blocked shots. Washington is ranked 30th in Corsi percentage with 47.3% as they've tried 3,189 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,550 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 31st in the NHL at 46.4%, as they have 2,345 shots while they've given up 2,713 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay +171 and over 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay +171 and over 5.5 total goals
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