Lightning at Islanders Expert NHL Picks 1/13/2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
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The Tampa Bay Lightning head to Barclays Center to take on the New York Islanders on Sunday, January 13, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Lightning at -175 and the Islanders at +145.
Tampa Bay has a record of 34-8-2 this year. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 183 goals and surrendered 125 goals for a point differential of +58. For the year they have an ATS mark of 34-10-0 and an over/under record of 25-17-0. New York has a record of 24-14-4 this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 128 goals and given up 114 for a goal differential of +14. Their record against the spread is 24-18-0 while their over/under mark is 16-23-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 34-10-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 25-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 24-18-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 16-23-0 against the over/under this season
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/29/18 C J.T. Miller Upper Body is out indefinitely
01/10/19 RW Ryan Callahan Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Buffalo
Key New York Islanders Injuries
12/19/18 D Thomas Hickey Upper Body IR (12/19)
10/04/18 RW Matt Lorito Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/01/18 LW Andrew Ladd Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Brayden Point has scored 60 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 28 goals this season with 117 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 24%. He has a total of 32 assists on the year and averages 18.5 minutes played per contest. Nikita Kucherov averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 21 goals on 123 attempts. He has 51 assists, giving him a total of 72 points on the year. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 18 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Lightning. He has 797 shots against him and he's surrendered 60 goals. He's made 737 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Anders Lee has 33 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 16 goals this year with 111 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 17.4 minutes played per contest. Josh Bailey averages 17.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 9 goals on 71 attempts. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the year. Robin Lehner has 12 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has 623 shots against him and he's given up 46 goals. He's made 577 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have 70 total points this year, which is 1st in the NHL. They've scored 183 goals while giving up 125 scores, which has them ranked 1st and 21st respectively. They have had 150 power play chances and scored 45 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 30%. That is 1st in the league. The Lightning have given up 142 power play opportunities and surrendered 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 8th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 12.58% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders are 13th in the league with a total of 52 points this season. They have 21 power play goals on 124 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 22nd in the NHL. They've given up 123 power play opportunities and surrendered 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 25th overall. As a team, the Islanders are 20th with a total of 128 goals scored while they've given up 114 goals this season, ranking 31st in goals against. They average 28 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.75%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 4th overall in the NHL.
Tampa Bay is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.8%, as they've attempted 2,602 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,518 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.1% as they have 1,988 attempts while they have given up 1,900 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 11th in the league. The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time, which is 16th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. That is 16th overall in the NHL. They have 1,342 face-off wins compared to 1,316 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,060 hits and they have blocked 618 shots from the opposition, putting them 18th overall.
The Islanders are 29th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 46.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 53.1% for the season, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 1,152 face-off wins compared to 1,224 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense New York has 1,044 hits and they have blocked 644 shots from the opposition, which is 13th in the league. New York is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.4% as they've attempted 2,197 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,441 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.6% ranks 25th as they have 1,634 attempts while they have given up 1,797 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Lightning/Islanders NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -175
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -175
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