Golden Knights vs Lightning Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (+149) Lightning (-165)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (32-15-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) play the Vegas Golden Knights (27-20-7, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The Golden Knights open this matchup at +149 while the Lightning are priced at -165. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Golden Knights are covering 47.1% of the time, having gone 24-27 SU. Tampa Bay covers 60.0% of the time, going 30-20 straight up.
The Vegas Golden Knights head into this game holding a record of 27 victories and 20 losses, putting them at 3rd in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 165 goals which has them at 6th in the Western Conference and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is +4, putting them at 17th in the league. The Golden Knights currently have a total of 61 points, which has them at 16th in the league and 6th in the West. In connection with shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,849 which has them at 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league. As a team, Vegas has collected a total of 1,408 hits which has them averaging 26.1 per game. They currently have a total of 581 blocks for this year. The man in net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury from Sorel, Quebec. He is 35 years old and has racked up 2,178 minutes minding the net for the campaign. Fleury is giving up 2.78 GAA which has him placed 11th among Western Conference goalies and 26th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has given up 101 goals. He holds a save percentage of .908 which has him placed 21st among Western Conference goalies.
The Vegas Golden Knights were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 0 victory over the Nashville Predators the last time they stepped on the ice. The Golden Knights had an average offensive outing in the win. For this outing, they converted 3 of the 39 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Vegas earned 10 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 55 and the Corsi against was 27 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 67.1%. Their Fenwick was 41 and the Fenwick against sat at 19, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 68.3%. They took 18 face-off wins and were beaten on 17 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 43.5% and they had a PDO of 112.0 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Nashville Predators racked up a total of 19 shots. They ended the game with 8 penalty mins and they had 5 power play chances.
The Lightning will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 32 wins and 15 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they sit 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the league with +41. They have a total of 186 goals for this season which is good for 3rd in the East. Tampa Bay has a team save percentage of .910 which currently has them ranked 7th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 11.3% putting them at 1st in the Eastern Conference. In goal for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who is having an average year by surrendering 2.55 goals per game and that places him 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 16th among goalies in the NHL. In the 2,286 mins he's been on the ice this season, he's given up 97 goals. His save percentage is .917, which has him ranked 9th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 18th among goalies in the NHL.
The Tampa Bay Lightning played the San Jose Sharks in a matchup where the Lightning notched a victory by a final score of 3 - 0. In their game, Tampa Bay went home with a 58.8% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 67 and their opponent having a Corsi of 47. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.6% with a Fenwick of 45 and the Sharks having a 36 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Tampa Bay had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO was 109.7 and they had an oZS percentage of 58.4%. The Lightning converted 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. As for the opposition, the Sharks had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Tampa Bay allowed 30 shots on goal and the Sharks racked up a total of 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas (+149)
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