Anaheim Ducks vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Point Spread Picks 11/23/2019
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+113) Lightning (-125)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (10-7-2, 6th in the Atlantic Division) host the Anaheim Ducks (10-10-3, 6th in the Pacific Division) at Amalie Arena on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The moneyline on this matchup has the Ducks coming in at +113 and the Lightning are at -125. The total opens at 6.5. The Ducks are covering 43.5% of the time, having gone 10-13 SU. The Lightning are covering 50.0% of the time, going 9-9 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 10 wins and 10 losses, which is good for 6th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 63 goals which is 10th in the West and 21st in the NHL. Their goal differential is -6, which is good for 22nd in the NHL. The Ducks have earned a total of 23 pts, which is 19th in the NHL and 9th in the conference. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 667 which is 13th in the Western Conference and 24th in the NHL. As a group, Anaheim has earned a total of 341 hits which means they have an average of 14.8 per game. They have earned a total of 235 blocks for the season. The goalie for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has totaled 1,052 minutes minding the net this year. Gibson is surrendering an average of 3.02 GAA which has him placed 15th among West goalies and 30th in the NHL. So far this year, he's given up 53 goals. He holds a save percentage of .908 which has him placed 16th among West goalies.
The Anaheim Ducks will look for better times on the ice after their 5 - 4 loss to the Florida Panthers in their last contest. The Ducks had a solid offensive output in the defeat. In this matchup, they finished 4 out of the 32 shots they attempted. They also had 1 power play opportunity and netted 1 goal on that chance. Anaheim earned 2 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Ducks sat at 55 and the Corsi against was 48 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 53.4%. Their Fenwick was 37 while the Fenwick against was 34, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 52.1%. They took 27 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 45.0% and they had a PDO of 92.5 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Florida Panthers racked up 28 shots. They finished with a total of 2 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 1 power play opportunity.
The Lightning are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 10 victories and 7 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are ranked 7th in the conference and 13th in the NHL with +4. They currently have a total of 68 goals for this year which ranks 8th in the East. Tampa Bay has a save percentage as a team of .900 which has them ranked 19th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 11.2% ranking them 4th in the East. In net for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who is having a bad season by allowing 2.95 goals against average and that has him ranked 12th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 26th among goalies in the NHL. In the 774 mins he's played this year, he's given up 38 goals. He has a save percentage of .904, which has him ranking 15th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 31st among goalies in the NHL.
The Tampa Bay Lightning opposed the Chicago Blackhawks in a game where the Lightning ended up with the victory by a final score of 4 - 2. While out there on the ice, Tampa Bay went home with a 45.7% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 37 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 28 and the Blackhawks ending the game with a 28 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Tampa Bay played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 108.0 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 45.2%. The Lightning netted 4 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play opportunities in this one and scored 1 out of those opportunities. Concerning their opponent, the Blackhawks had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to notch a goal. Tampa Bay gave way to 34 shots on goal and the Blackhawks racked up 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+113)
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