Buffalo Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Betting Tips 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Ericsson Globe in Stockholm
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (6-5-2, 6th in the Atlantic Division) play the Buffalo Sabres (9-4-2, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The line on this game has the Sabres priced at +120 and the Lightning are at -182. The total has been set at 6.5. The Sabres cover 57.1% of the time, having gone 8-6 SU. Tampa Bay is covering 41.7% of the time, going 5-7 straight up.
The Buffalo Sabres come into this matchup holding a record of 9 victories and 4 losses, which is good for 3rd in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 44 goals which is good for 11th in the Eastern Conference and 21st in the league. Their goal differential is +5, which is good for 11th in the league. The Sabres currently have a total of 20 pts, which is good for 10th in the league and 5th in the Eastern Conference. With regard to shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 450 which is good for 12th in the conference and 27th in the league. As a team, Buffalo has collected a total of 214 hits which has them averaging 14.3 per game. They currently have a total of 149 blocks for this season. Protecting the net for Buffalo is Carter Hutton from Savonlinna, Finland. He is 34 years old and has racked up 547 minutes defending the goal for the season. Hutton is surrendering an average of 2.09 goals against average which has him sitting 3rd among East goalies and 4th among goalies in the NHL. So far this season, he's allowed 19 goals. He has a save % of .928 which has him sitting 3rd among East goalies.
The Buffalo Sabres will look to clean up some issues after taking a 1 - 0 loss against the New York Islanders in their previous contest. The Sabres had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For this outing, they earned a goal on 0 out of the 27 shots they tried. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Buffalo had 2 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Sabres was 46 and the Corsi against was 34 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 57.5%. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against at even strength was 25, which means they had a Fenwick percentage of 58.3%. They won 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 46.4% and they had a PDO of 94.1 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the New York Islanders earned 21 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty minutes and they had 1 power play opportunity.
The Lightning will be the team across the ice and for the year they sit with 6 victories and 5 losses. When talking about goal differential, they currently sit 12th in the East and 22nd in the NHL with -4. They currently have a total of 43 goals for the season which is good for 12th in the Eastern Conference. Tampa Bay has a team save percentage of .897 which currently has them ranked 22nd in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 10.7% ranking them 5th in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who is having a bad season by allowing 3.12 goals per game and that has him ranked 16th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 32nd in the NHL among goalies. In the 538 minutes he has been on the ice, he's given up 28 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .904, which has him ranked 14th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 30th in the NHL among goalies.
The Tampa Bay Lightning faced the New York Islanders in an outing where the Lightning took the loss by a tally of 5 - 2. In this outing, Tampa Bay wound up with a 54.4% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 37 and the other team having a Corsi of 31. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 54.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 24 and the Islanders ending the game with a 20 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Tampa Bay played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO at even strength of 76.7 and their percentage of oZS was 55.0%. The Lightning converted 2 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding their opponent, the Islanders had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. Tampa Bay gave way to 26 shots on goal and the Islanders earned 11 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-182)
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