Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals NHL Parlay 5/17/2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Tampa Bay Lightning head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Capitals on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Washington leads the series 2-1 after Tampa won 4-2 in Game 3. The opening line for this contest has the Lightning at -117 and the Capitals at -112.
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Tampa Bay had a record of 54-23-5 this year and away from home they had a record of 25-13-3-2. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They tallied 296 goals and surrendered 236 goals for a point differential of +60. For the year they have an ATS mark of 62-32-0 and an over/under record of 55-35-0. Washington had a regular season record of 49-26-7, including 28-11-2-0 on home ice this year. They finished 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 259 goals and gave up 239 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread is 59-37-0 while their over/under mark is 53-40-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 62-32-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 55-35-0 against the over/under this season
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 59-37-0 straight up this year
The Washington Capitals are 53-40-0 against the over/under this season
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
05/16/18 D Anton Stralman Possible Suspension is "?" Thursday vs Washington
05/07/18 LW Adam Erne Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
05/15/18 C Nicklas Backstrom Hand is "?" Thursday vs Tampa Bay
Andrei Vasilevskiy has 44 wins and 17 losses this season in goal for the Lightning. He has 2,075 shots against him and he's surrendered 167 goals. He's made 1,908 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Brayden Point has scored 66 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 32 goals this season with 217 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 34 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Nikita Kucherov averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 39 goals on 279 attempts. He has 61 assists, giving him a total of 100 points on the year.
Evgeny Kuznetsov has 83 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 27 goals this year with 187 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 56 assists on the year and averages 18.8 minutes played per contest. Braden Holtby has 34 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has 1,648 shots against him and he's given up 153 goals. He's made 1,495 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Alex Ovechkin averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 49 goals on 355 attempts. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 87 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have given up 267 power play opportunities and surrendered 64 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76% this season. That is 28th in the league. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.04% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 8th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Lightning are 3rd overall with 113 total points this year. They are 1st in the league with 296 goals and 19th in goals allowed with 236. They've had 276 power play chances and scored 66 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That is 3rd in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Capitals are 9th with a total of 259 goals scored while they are 17th with 239 goals surrendered this season. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.89%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 17th in the league. The Capitals have a total of 105 points this season, which is 7th in the NHL. They have had 55 power play goals on 244 chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 7th overall. They've given up 269 power play opportunities and surrendered 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 15th when short-handed.
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 Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the year. That ranks them 20th and 15th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,467 face-off wins as opposed to 2,427 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 18th in the league. On defense Washington has 1,784 hits and they've blocked 1,220 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 14th in blocked shots. Washington is ranked 31st in Corsi percentage with 47.4% as they've tried 4,479 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,980 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 31st in the NHL at 47.3%, as they have 3,381 shots while they've given up 3,760 attempts on defense.
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