Lightning vs Penguins Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/11/2020
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (+106) Penguins (-117)
Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (35-15-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) go to PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (34-15-5, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division). The Penguins open this matchup at -117 while the Lightning are coming in at +106. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Lightning are covering 62.3% of the time, having gone 33-20 SU. Pittsburgh is covering 60.8% of the time, going 31-20 straight up.
The Tampa Bay Lightning head into this game holding a record of 35 victories and 15 losses, which is good for 2nd in the Atlantic Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 197 goals which puts them at 2nd in the conference and 2nd in the league. Their goal differential is +47, which is good for 2nd in the league. The Lightning have compiled a total of 75 pts, which puts them at 3rd in the league and 3rd in the East. in respect to shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 1,724 which puts them at 10th in the Eastern Conference and 18th in the league. As a unit, Tampa Bay has a total of 1,198 hits which means they have an average of 21.8 per contest. They have compiled a total of 565 blocks for the year. The goaltender for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy from London, Ontario. He is 25 years old and has racked up 2,466 minutes in net for the season. Vasilevskiy is conceding 2.48 goals against average which has him sitting 7th in the East and 12th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this year, he has allowed 102 goals. He has a save percentage of .918 which has him sitting 8th in the East.
The Tampa Bay Lightning were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 1 victory against the New York Islanders in their last game. The Lightning had a middle of the road offensive performance in this win. In this game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 30 shots they put on net. They also had 1 power play chance but weren't able to score. Tampa Bay had a total of 4 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 46 and the Corsi against was 44 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 51.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 37 and the Fenwick against sat at 28, which gave them a rate of 56.9%. They earned 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 49.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 110.7 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the New York Islanders racked up 18 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 penalty minutes and they notched 1 power play chance.
The Penguins will be looking to add points to their total and for the current year they have 34 victories and 15 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they rank 4th in the conference and 5th in the league with +30. They have earned a total of 178 goals for the year which puts them at 6th in the conference. Pittsburgh has a save percentage as a team of .909 which is good for 9th in the league, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 10.3% ranking them 7th in the conference. In goal for Pittsburgh is Tristan Jarry who is having a marginal season by surrendering 2.18 goals per contest and that has him ranked 2nd among East goaltenders and 3rd among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,568 minutes he has played, he has surrendered 57 goals. He has a save percentage of .929, which puts him at 4th among East goaltenders and 4th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Pittsburgh Penguins faced the Florida Panthers in a matchup where the Penguins notched a victory by a score of 3 - 2. For this game, Pittsburgh went home with a 36.8% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 32 while the opposition had a Corsi of 55. Their Fenwick rate was 33.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 24 and the Panthers earning a 47 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Pittsburgh played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO at even strength was 106.3 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 37.9%. The Penguins scored 3 goals of the 22 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play attempt in this one and scored 1 on that opportunity. As for the opposition, the Panthers had 3 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Pittsburgh gave up 35 shots on goal and the Panthers racked up a total of 2 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+106)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.