Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Tips 11/30/2019
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (+105) Lightning (-125)
Amalie Arena is the venue where Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (12-8-2, 5th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Carolina Hurricanes (15-9-1, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Hurricanes coming in at +105 and the Lightning are at -125. The O/U is set at 6. The Hurricanes are covering 58.3% of the time, having gone 14-10 SU. Tampa Bay covers 52.4% of the time, going 11-10 straight up.
The Carolina Hurricanes head into this game holding a record of 15 victories and 9 losses, putting them at 4th in the Metropolitan Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 84 goals which has them at 6th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +13, putting them at 5th in the NHL. The Hurricanes currently have a total of 31 points, which has them at 10th in the NHL and 6th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 853 which has them at 5th in the East and 8th in the NHL. As a team, Carolina has racked up a total of 326 hits which means they have an average of 13 per contest. They currently have a total of 219 blocks for the season. The goaltender for Carolina is Petr Mrazek from Lugnvik, Sweden. He is 27 years old and has played 992 minutes defending the goal for the campaign. Mrazek is giving up an average of 2.66 goals per game which has him ranking 7th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the NHL. For the year, he's allowed 44 goals. He has a save percentage of .901 which has him ranking 18th in the Eastern Conference.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the losing side of the ice with a 3 - 2 loss to the New York Rangers in their last contest. The Hurricanes had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. For this game, they finished 2 of the 43 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 5 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those chances. Carolina ended up with a total of 10 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Hurricanes sat at 55 and the Corsi against was 34 giving them a Corsi percentage of 61.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 41 while the Fenwick against was 27, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 60.3%. They took 36 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 59.2% and they had a PDO of 91.6 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the New York Rangers tallied 25 shots. They finished with 10 penalty mins and they notched 5 power play chances.
The Lightning will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they sit with 12 wins and 8 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are currently sitting 5th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the NHL with +10. They currently have a total of 82 goals for the year which has them ranked at 8th in the East. Tampa Bay has a save percentage as a team of .903 which currently has them ranked 20th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.7% which puts them at 2nd in the East. In net for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who is having a tough season by allowing 2.90 goals per game and that places him 13th among East goalies and 29th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 952 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 46 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .908, which puts him at 12th among East goalies and 27th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Tampa Bay Lightning faced off against the St. Louis Blues in a matchup where the Lightning took a loss by a final of 4 - 3. While out there on the ice, Tampa Bay earned a 56.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 42 while the opposition had a Corsi of 32. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 54.1% by earning a Fenwick of 33 and the Blues finishing with a 28 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Tampa Bay played and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO of 98.8 and they had an oZS percentage of 65.6%. The Lightning notched 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and netted 1 out of those tries. As for the opposition, the Blues had 2 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 1 goal. Tampa Bay allowed 33 shots on goal and the Blues had a total of 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-125)
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