Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals NHL Tips 11/29/2019
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (+111) Capitals (-123)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (12-8-2, 5th in the Atlantic Division) go to Capital One Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Washington Capitals (17-4-5, 1st in the Metropolitan Division). The moneyline on this matchup has the Lightning priced at +111 and the Capitals are at -123. The O/U has been set at 6. The Lightning are covering 52.4% of the time, having gone 11-10 SU. Washington covers 60.9% of the time, going 14-9 straight up.
The Tampa Bay Lightning head into this game holding a record of 12 victories and 8 losses, which puts them at 5th in the Atlantic Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 82 goals which has them at 7th in the Eastern Conference and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +10, which puts them at 7th in the NHL. The Lightning have a total of 26 pts, which has them at 20th in the NHL and 10th in the Eastern Conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have a total of 699 which has them at 13th in the conference and 28th in the NHL. As a unit, Tampa Bay has earned a total of 418 hits which means they have an average of 19 per contest. They have a total of 202 blocks for the season. The goaltender for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy from London, Ontario. He is 25 years old and has played a total of 952 minutes defending the goal for the campaign. Vasilevskiy is conceding 2.90 GAA which has him ranking 13th in the Eastern Conference and 29th in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he's surrendered 46 goals. He holds a save percentage of .908 which has him ranking 12th in the Eastern Conference.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look for better times on the ice after their 4 - 3 defeat against the St. Louis Blues the last time they stepped on the ice. The Lightning had a middle of the road offensive performance in this defeat. In this matchup, they finished 3 of the 35 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those chances. Tampa Bay racked up 4 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 42 and the Corsi against at even strength was 32 giving them a Corsi percentage of 56.8%. Their Fenwick was 33 while the Fenwick against was 28, meaning they had a rate of 54.1%. They earned 24 face-off wins and were beaten on 26 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 65.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.8 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the St. Louis Blues racked up a total of 33 shots. They had 8 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play chances.
The Capitals are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 17 victories and 4 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they currently sit 3rd in the East and 3rd in the NHL with +16. They currently have a total of 92 goals for the season which puts them at 2nd in the conference. Washington has a team save % of .908 which has them ranked 11th in the NHL, which means there should be some chances to score. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.3% putting them at 3rd in the East. In goal for Washington is Braden Holtby who is having an ok year by allowing 2.86 GAA and that has him ranked 11th among East goaltenders and 25th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,111 mins he's been on the ice this season, he's given up 53 goals. He holds a save % of .909, which has him placed 11th among East goaltenders and 26th among goalies in the NHL.
The Washington Capitals opposed the Florida Panthers in a game where the Capitals earned a victory by a tally of 4 - 3. In this outing, Washington went home with a 42.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 35 while the opposition had a Corsi of 47. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 38.9% by way of having a Fenwick of 21 and the Panthers earning a 33 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Washington had and they showed up in this game. Their PDO was 113.0 and their oZS percentage was 18.3%. The Capitals scored 4 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Panthers had 3 power play attempts but didn't put the puck in goal. Washington conceded 40 shots on goal and the Panthers had 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington (-123)
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