Tampa Bay Lightning vs St. Louis Blues NHL Tips 11/19/2019
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-125) Blues (+113)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (12-4-5, 1st in the Central Division) play the Tampa Bay Lightning (9-6-2, 6th in the Atlantic Division) at Enterprise Center on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. The Blues open this matchup at +113 while the Lightning are priced at -125. The O/U opens at 6. The Lightning cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 8-8 SU. The Blues cover 57.1% of the time, going 12-9 straight up.
The Tampa Bay Lightning head into this game holding a record of 9 victories and 6 losses, ranking them 6th in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 63 goals which has them sitting at 8th in the conference and 13th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +4, ranking them 12th in the NHL. The Lightning have compiled a total of 20 points, which has them sitting at 24th in the NHL and 11th in the conference. In discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 555 which has them sitting at 14th in the conference and 29th in the NHL. As a unit, Tampa Bay has collected a total of 302 hits which means they are averaging 17.8 per contest. They have compiled a total of 154 blocks for this year. The man in goal for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy from London, Ontario. He is 25 years old and has played 715 mins defending the net for the season. Vasilevskiy is conceding an average of 3.02 goals per game which has him placed 15th among East goaltenders and 31st in the NHL. During this season, he has given up 36 goals. He holds a save percentage of .901 which has him placed 19th among East goaltenders.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4 - 3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in their previous game. The Lightning had an average offensive performance in this defeat. For this game, they scored on 3 of the 34 shots they tried. They also had 2 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Tampa Bay earned a total of 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Lightning was 52 and the Corsi against was 28 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 65.0%. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against sat at 22, telling us they have a rate of 63.3%. They took 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 67.2% and they had a PDO of 88.5 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Winnipeg Jets put up 27 shots. They finished with 4 penalty mins and they earned a total of 4 power play chances.
The Blues will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the year they have 12 wins and 4 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently sitting 8th in the conference and 15th in the NHL with +3. They currently have a total of 62 goals for this year which ranks 6th in the conference. St. Louis has a team save percentage of .907 which has them sitting 14th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 10.2% putting them at 4th in the Western Conference. In net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an average year by allowing 2.40 goals per contest and that has him 4th among West goaltenders and 7th in the NHL among goalies. In the 977 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he has allowed 39 goals. He holds a save percentage of .919, which ranks him 8th among West goaltenders and 12th in the NHL among goalies.
The St. Louis Blues squared up with the Anaheim Ducks in a matchup where the Blues went home in defeat by a mark of 4 - 1. For this outing, St. Louis earned a 68.9% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 42 and their opponent having a Corsi of 19. Their Fenwick rate was 68.5% by notching a Fenwick of 37 and the Ducks having a 17 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that St. Louis played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO of 80.5 and their percentage of oZS was 54.5%. The Blues netted 1 goal out of the 38 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. As for their opponent, the Ducks had 2 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. St. Louis allowed 25 shots on goal and the Ducks ended up with 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (+113)
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