Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers - 12/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Florida Panthers
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (+100) Panthers (-110)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (14-10-3, 6th in the Atlantic Division) travel to BB&T Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Florida Panthers (15-9-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division). The Panthers open this game at -110 while the Lightning are coming in at +100. The over/under opens at 6.5. The Lightning cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 13-13 SU. The Panthers cover 46.2% of the time, going 12-14 straight up.
The Tampa Bay Lightning head into this game with a record of 14 wins and 10 losses, ranking them 6th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 101 goals which ranks 5th in the conference and 6th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +14, ranking them 5th in the NHL. The Lightning currently have a total of 31 pts, which ranks 23rd in the NHL and 12th in the conference. When looking at shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 870 which ranks 14th in the Eastern Conference and 27th in the NHL. As a team, Tampa Bay has racked up a total of 509 hits which has them averaging 18.9 per contest. They currently have a total of 258 blocks for the year. Looking after the goal for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy from London, Ontario. He is 25 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,195 mins minding the goal for the season. Vasilevskiy is surrendering an average of 2.91 goals against average which has him ranking 15th in the East and 31st among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he's allowed 58 goals. He holds a save % of .907 which has him ranking 15th in the East.
The Tampa Bay Lightning went home feeling good about their game by earning a 7 - 1 victory against the San Jose Sharks in their previous game. The Lightning had a solid offensive output in the victory. For this game, they netted 7 of the 38 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and netted 2 goals out of those tries. Tampa Bay racked up a total of 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Lightning was 36 and the Corsi against was 45 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 44.4%. Their Fenwick was 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 35, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 47.8%. They took 18 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 53.8% and they had a PDO of 116.8 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the San Jose Sharks earned 38 shots. They had a total of 8 penalty minutes and they earned 4 power play attempts.
The Panthers are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 15 wins and 9 defeats. When discussing goal differential, they are sitting 8th in the East and 13th in the NHL with +6. They have a total of 102 goals for this season which has them sitting at 3rd in the East. Florida has a team save % of .891 which has them sitting 26th in the NHL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% which puts them at 5th in the East. In net for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a rough season by surrendering 3.24 goals per game and that has him ranked 22nd among East goaltenders and 46th in the NHL. In the 1,276 minutes he has been on the ice, he's given up 69 goals. He has a save % of .893, which has him placed 23rd among East goaltenders and 44th in the NHL.
The Florida Panthers squared up with the San Jose Sharks in an outing where the Panthers earned a win by a score of 5 - 1. For this outing, Florida went home with a 44.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 39 and the other team having a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick rate came in at 45.2% with a Fenwick of 28 and the Sharks having earned a 34 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Florida had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. They had a PDO at even strength of 115.8 and their oZS percentage was 72.2%. The Panthers notched 5 goals of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this one and scored 2 out of those opportunities. In discussing their opponent, the Sharks had 3 power play attempts and came through by scoring 1 goal. Florida conceded 31 shots on goal and the Sharks earned a total of 23 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+100)
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