Lightning vs Jets Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/17/2020
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (+113) Jets (-125)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (25-18-4, 4th in the Central Division) play the Tampa Bay Lightning (28-14-4, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) at Bell MTS Place on Friday, January 17, 2020. The moneyline on this game has the Lightning coming in at +113 and the Jets are at -125. The over/under has been set at 6. The Lightning are covering 59.1% of the time, having gone 26-18 SU. Winnipeg is covering 50.0% of the time, going 22-22 straight up.
The Tampa Bay Lightning come into the game holding a record of 28 wins and 14 losses, which is good for 2nd in the Atlantic Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 164 goals which ranks them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the league. Their goal differential is +31, which is good for 3rd in the league. The Lightning have a total of 60 pts, which ranks them 5th in the league and 4th in the East. When looking at shots on goal, they have a total of 1,495 which ranks them 9th in the Eastern Conference and 14th in the league. As a group, Tampa Bay has obtained a total of 996 hits which has them averaging 21.7 per game. They have a total of 449 blocks for the year. Looking after the net for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy from London, Ontario. He is 25 years old and has played 2,044 mins minding the net for the season. Vasilevskiy is giving up 2.58 goals per contest which has him ranking 10th among East goaltenders and 18th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this season, he has surrendered 88 goals. His save % is .916 which has him ranking 10th among East goaltenders.
The Tampa Bay Lightning were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win against the Los Angeles Kings in their last game. The Lightning had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. For this matchup, they finished 4 out of the 38 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't net one. Tampa Bay ended up with 6 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 50 and the Corsi against at even strength was 49 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 50.5%. Their Fenwick was 40 while the Fenwick against at even strength was 40, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They earned 25 face-off wins and lost 29 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 59.4% and they had a PDO of 103.6 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Los Angeles Kings tallied 41 shots. They ended the game with 4 penalty mins and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
The Jets are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 25 wins and 18 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are currently ranked 7th in the conference and 17th in the league with +3. They have a total of 142 goals for the season which ranks 7th in the Western Conference. Winnipeg has a save % as a team of .911 which has them 8th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.8% putting them at 7th in the West. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having an average year by allowing 2.57 goals against average and that ranks him 8th in the West and 17th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,172 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he's given up 93 goals. He has a save % of .923, which places him at 6th in the West and 10th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Winnipeg Jets played the Vancouver Canucks in a matchup where the Jets earned a win by a tally of 4 - 0. While out there on the ice, Winnipeg went home with a 37.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 35 and the other team having a Corsi of 59. Their Fenwick rate came in at 37.7% with a Fenwick of 29 and the Canucks finishing with a 48 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Winnipeg played and it was a good performance overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 115.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 48.4%. The Jets netted 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing and netted 1 out of those chances. On the other side of the ice, the Canucks had 4 power play attempts but were not able to notch a goal. Winnipeg gave up 41 shots on goal and the Canucks racked up a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+113)
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