Colorado Avalanche vs Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Betting Tips 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Amalie Arena is the site where Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (4-2-1, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Colorado Avalanche (5-0-1, 1st in the Central Division) on Saturday. The Avalanche open this contest at -115 while the Lightning are coming in at -105. The over/under is set at 6. The Avalanche cover 83.3% of the time, having gone 5-1 SU. The Lightning cover 50.0% of the time, going 3-3 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3 - 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last game. The Avalanche had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. For this matchup, they netted 2 of the 28 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. Colorado racked up 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 43 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 49.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 35, which means they had a rate of 46.2%. They won 18 face-off wins and were beaten on 34 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 61.2% and they had a PDO of 101.4 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Pittsburgh Penguins earned 32 shots. They had a total of 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play opportunities.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 11 total points this season, which ranks them 5th in the NHL. They are 12th in the league in goals scored with 24 while they've given up 15 goals, ranking them 24th overall. They have had 25 power play opportunities and have scored 6 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 10th in the NHL. The Avalanche have allowed 17 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 14th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 12.97% for the season. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%. That puts them 5th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Tampa Bay Lightning faced off against the Boston Bruins in an outing where the Lightning earned a win by a final of 4 - 3. In this game, Tampa Bay had a 49.4% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 40 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 41. They had a Fenwick percentage of 48.5% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Bruins ending the game with a 34 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Tampa Bay played and they put on a good performance in this one. Their PDO at even strength was 111.5 and they had an oZS percentage of 38.9%. The Lightning scored 4 goals of the 36 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this game but were not able to net one. Regarding the opposition, the Bruins had 5 power play chances and went on to score 3 goals of those attempts. Tampa Bay conceded 37 shots on goal and the Bruins had a total of 8 minutes in the box.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning are 10th in the NHL with a total of 9 points this year. They have 5 power play goals on 20 opportunities for a percentage of 25%. That ranks them 9th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 28 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 68%. That is 26th in the NHL. As a team, the Lightning are 8th in the league with 26 goals scored while they've given up 21 goals, which is 15th overall. They average 27 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 13.68%. As a team they give up 35 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 11th in the NHL.
Colorado is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.2%, as they've attempted 248 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 256 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.7% as they have 181 attempts while they have given up 191 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 20th in the league. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 45.3% of the time, which is 24th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.7% for the season. That is 8th overall in the NHL. They have 123 face-off wins compared to 163 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43%. That ranks them 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 93 hits and they have blocked 65 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Lightning are 28th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 43.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 56.4% for the season, which is 4th in the NHL. They have 154 face-off wins compared to 152 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 129 hits and they have blocked 79 shots from the opposition, which is 7th in the league. Tampa Bay is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.9% as they've attempted 249 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 293 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.4% ranks 28th as they have 178 attempts while they have given up 214 shots on the defensive end.
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