Oilers vs Lightning Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/13/2020
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+115) Lightning (-135)
Amalie Arena is the venue where Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning (37-15-5, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) will play the Edmonton Oilers (30-20-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Oilers priced at +115 and the Lightning are at -135. The total opens at 6.5. The Oilers are covering 51.9% of the time, having gone 28-26 SU. Tampa Bay is covering 63.6% of the time, going 35-20 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers head into this game holding a record of 30 victories and 20 losses, which puts them at 2nd in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 179 goals which is good for 4th in the conference and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is +5, which puts them at 16th in the league. The Oilers have a total of 66 points, which is good for 15th in the league and 5th in the conference. Regarding shots on goal, they have a total of 1,676 which is good for 12th in the West and 25th in the league. As a unit, Edmonton has collected a total of 1,177 hits which means they have an average of 21 per game. They have a total of 716 blocks for the season. Looking after the net for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has played 1,641 minutes protecting the goal for the season. Smith is giving up 2.96 goals per contest which has him ranking 23rd in the West and 45th in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he has surrendered 81 goals. He holds a save % of .902 which has him ranking 26th in the West.
The Edmonton Oilers went home feeling good about their game by earning a 5 - 3 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks their last time out. The Oilers had a solid offensive output in the victory. While out there on the ice, they converted 5 of the 31 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities and netted 2 goals out of those opportunities. Edmonton racked up a total of 6 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 36 and the Corsi against was 49 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.4%. Their Fenwick was 28 while the Fenwick against sat at 39, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 41.8%. They won 26 face-off wins and lost 23 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 24.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 105.8 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Chicago Blackhawks earned 41 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 3 power play opportunities.
The Lightning will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 37 victories and 15 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the NHL with +49. They have compiled a total of 201 goals for this season which puts them at 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Tampa Bay has a save % as a team of .914 which currently has them ranked 5th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.2% which puts them at 1st in the East. In goal for Tampa Bay is Andrei Vasilevskiy who is having an average year by surrendering 2.44 GAA and that places him 7th among East goalies and 12th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,528 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 103 goals. He has a save % of .920, which ranks him 6th among East goalies and 12th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Tampa Bay Lightning squared up with the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game where the Lightning took home the victory by a mark of 2 - 1. In this matchup, Tampa Bay went home with a 52.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 48 and their opponent having a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick rate was 50.7% by notching a Fenwick of 36 and the Penguins having a 35 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Tampa Bay played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO at even strength was 103.7 and their oZS percentage was 26.8%. The Lightning netted 2 goals of the 38 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this outing and converted 1 out of those attempts. Concerning the opposition, the Penguins had 4 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. Tampa Bay conceded 36 shots on goal and the Penguins racked up 10 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (+115)
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