Lightning vs Sharks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Lightning (-155) Sharks (+140)
SAP Center is the venue where Aaron Dell and the San Jose Sharks (22-26-4, 6th in the Pacific Division) will play the Tampa Bay Lightning (30-15-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) on Saturday. The Sharks open this contest at +140 while the Lightning are priced at -155. The over/under is set at 6. The Lightning cover 58.3% of the time, having gone 28-20 SU. San Jose covers 40.0% of the time, going 20-30 straight up.
The Tampa Bay Lightning head into this game holding a record of 30 wins and 15 defeats, which puts them at 2nd in the Atlantic Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 179 goals which puts them at 4th in the conference and 4th in the league. Their goal differential is +37, which puts them at 2nd in the league. The Lightning currently have a total of 65 points, which puts them at 5th in the league and 4th in the East. In connection with shots on goal, they currently have a total of 1,590 which puts them at 9th in the Eastern Conference and 16th in the league. As a group, Tampa Bay currently has a total of 1,067 hits which means they have an average of 21.3 per contest. They currently have a total of 501 blocks for this year. The man between the pipes for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy from London, Ontario. He is 25 years old and has played a total of 2,226 minutes defending the goal for the campaign. Vasilevskiy is surrendering an average of 2.53 GAA which has him ranked 10th among Eastern Conference goalies and 16th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 94 goals. He's earned a save % of .918 which has him ranked 8th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Tampa Bay Lightning came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 4 - 2 win over the Los Angeles Kings in their previous contest. The Lightning had a good offensive outing in this victory. For this game, they netted 4 of the 24 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 2 power play chances but didn't get a goal. Tampa Bay racked up a total of 2 penalty minutes in this outing. The Corsi for the Lightning sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 63 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 38.8%. Their Fenwick was 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 46, which means they had a rate of 41.0%. They took 29 face-off wins at even strength and lost 28 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 32.4% and they had a PDO of 119.2 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Los Angeles Kings put up 34 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty minutes and they tallied 1 power play opportunity.
The Sharks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 22 victories and 26 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 15th in the Western Conference and 29th in the league with -39. They have earned a total of 134 goals for this season which has them sitting at 12th in the conference. San Jose has a team save % of .891 which has them sitting 28th in the league, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are shooting 8.9% which is good for 10th in the West. In goal for San Jose is Aaron Dell who is having a marginal season by giving up 2.85 goals per game and that places him 13th among West goalies and 29th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 1,241 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he's surrendered 59 goals. His save % is .909, which puts him at 19th among West goalies and 35th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The San Jose Sharks played the Vancouver Canucks in a matchup where the Sharks were on the wrong end of the score by a score of 5 - 2. In this matchup, San Jose earned a 61.9% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 60 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 37. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 60.0% by earning a Fenwick of 45 and the Canucks earning a 30 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO at even strength of 87.1 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 58.1%. The Sharks netted 2 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but didn't score a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Canucks had 3 power play attempts and were able to tally 1 goal. San Jose allowed 25 shots on goal and the Canucks earned 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+140)
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