Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Betting Tips 11/25/2019
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+113) Lightning (-125)
Amalie Arena is the site where Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (11-7-2, 5th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Buffalo Sabres (10-9-3, 7th in the Atlantic Division) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has the Sabres priced at +113 and the Lightning are at -125. The over/under is set at 6. The Sabres cover 42.9% of the time, having gone 9-12 SU. Tampa Bay is covering 52.6% of the time, going 10-9 straight up.
The Buffalo Sabres step onto the ice with a record of 10 victories and 9 defeats, putting them at 7th in the Atlantic Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 61 goals which is good for 13th in the East and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -4, putting them at 20th in the league. The Sabres have compiled a total of 23 pts, which is good for 22nd in the league and 12th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 683 which is good for 12th in the conference and 26th in the league. As a team, Buffalo has a total of 324 hits which means they have an average of 14.7 per contest. They have compiled a total of 195 blocks for the year. The man in the crease for Buffalo is Carter Hutton from Savonlinna, Finland. He is 34 years old and has racked up 724 minutes in net for the year. Hutton is giving up 2.73 goals per contest which has him ranked 10th among Eastern Conference goalies and 21st in the NHL. For the year, he has surrendered 33 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .909 which has him ranked 9th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Buffalo Sabres had a rough game after their 3 - 2 loss to the Boston Bruins in their previous contest. The Sabres had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. For this game, they finished 2 of the 38 shots they put on net. They also had 4 power play chances and scored 1 goal out of those tries. Buffalo had a total of 11 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Sabres was 44 and the Corsi against was 24 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 64.7%. Their Fenwick was 33 while the Fenwick against sat at 15, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 68.8%. They won 18 face-off wins and lost 22 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 59.3% and they had a PDO of 95.8 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Boston Bruins tallied a total of 27 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 15 penalty mins and they notched 2 power play chances.
The Lightning will be the team across the ice and for the current year they sit with 11 victories and 7 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they rank 6th in the East and 10th in the league with +8. They have a total of 74 goals for the season which has them ranked at 8th in the Eastern Conference. Tampa Bay has a team save % of .902 which has them sitting 18th in the league, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They have a shooting percentage of 11.7% ranking them 1st in the Eastern Conference. In net for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.88 goals per contest and that has him ranked 12th among East goalies and 25th in the NHL among goalies. In the 834 minutes he's been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 40 goals. He has a save percentage of .908, which has him ranking 12th among East goalies and 26th in the NHL among goalies.
The Tampa Bay Lightning opposed the Anaheim Ducks in a matchup where the Lightning ended up with the win by a score of 6 - 2. For this game, Tampa Bay had a 44.4% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 32 and their opponent having a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick percentage was 40.7% by notching a Fenwick of 22 and the Ducks having a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Tampa Bay had and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO of 115.7 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 35.8%. The Lightning scored 6 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and netted 3 out of those opportunities. Concerning the opposition, the Ducks had 3 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. Tampa Bay gave way to 38 shots on goal and the Ducks racked up a total of 24 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo (+113) and over the total goals
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