St. Louis Blues vs Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Tips 11/27/2019
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-155) Lightning (+104)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (12-7-2, 4th in the Atlantic Division) play the St. Louis Blues (14-5-6, 1st in the Central Division) at Amalie Arena on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The Blues open this game at -155 while the Lightning are priced at +104. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Blues cover 56.0% of the time, having gone 14-11 SU. Tampa Bay covers 55.0% of the time, going 11-9 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 14 victories and 5 defeats, putting them at 1st in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 74 goals which puts them at 6th in the conference and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +8, putting them at 11th in the NHL. The Blues currently have a total of 34 points, which puts them at 5th in the NHL and 2nd in the Western Conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 726 which puts them at 12th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the NHL. As a team, St. Louis has earned a total of 394 hits which has them averaging 15.8 per game. They currently have a total of 218 blocks for the year. The man protecting the net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has played a total of 1,155 minutes protecting the net this year. Binnington is giving up an average of 2.23 goals against average which has him ranked 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 5th in the NHL. For the season, he has given up 43 goals. He holds a save percentage of .926 which has him ranked 6th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The St. Louis Blues were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 defeat to the Nashville Predators the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blues left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. In this game, they netted 2 out of the 25 shots they looked to score on. They also had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. St. Louis racked up a total of 11 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 29 and the Corsi against was 50 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 36.7%. Their Fenwick was 20 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 36, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 35.7%. They won 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost 31 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 56.5% and they had a PDO of 107.7 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Nashville Predators put up 39 shots. They had 11 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play opportunities.
The Lightning will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 12 wins and 7 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they are sitting 6th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the league with +11. They have a total of 79 goals for the season which has them ranked at 7th in the Eastern Conference. Tampa Bay has a save percentage as a team of .904 which has them sitting 17th in the league, meaning there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.9% ranking them 1st in the conference. In goal for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who is having a marginal year by giving up 2.82 goals per contest and that has him 11th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 24th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 894 mins he's played this year, he has given up 42 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .910, which places him at 9th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 23rd among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Tampa Bay Lightning played the Buffalo Sabres in an outing where the Lightning notched a win by a tally of 5 - 2. For this outing, Tampa Bay wound up with a 56.8% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 42 while the opposition had a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate was 58.2% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Sabres having a 23 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Tampa Bay had and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 97.2 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 50.5%. The Lightning notched 5 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play chances in this one and scored 1 out of those chances. In discussing the opposition, the Sabres had 4 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Tampa Bay gave up 30 shots on goal and the Sabres earned 8 penalty minutes.
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Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+104)
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