Tampa Bay
Lightning
Stadium Amalie Arena
8-5-2 Overall | 6-2-0 ATLANTIC 6th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Lightning5252 25.58%
Schedule
Regular season
Fri  11/1
@
Islanders
L2-5
Fri  11/8
@
Sabres
W3-2
Sat  11/9
vs
Sabres
W5-3
Thu  11/14
vs
Rangers
7:00pm
Sat  11/16
vs
Jets
4:00pm
Tue  11/19
@
Blues
NBCS8:00pm
Thu  11/21
@
Blackhawks
8:30pm
Sat  11/23
vs
Ducks
7:00pm
Mon  11/25
vs
Sabres
7:00pm
Wed  11/27
vs
Blues
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Oddsmakers have the Lightning as the favorite to win the championship. Even with the juice, the Lightning are a good betting value. Their 24.1% chance to win the championship (based on simulations) is #1 in the league. They are also a good bet to win the East at 3/1, 25%. Their sim chance is 35.1%. The Lightning are averaging 110.5 points per sim which makes them a decent bet to go over 108.5. At -1000 the Lightning are a good value to make the playoffs with a 98.9% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 11/10, 47.6%. They win the division in 57.4% of simulations. Based on wins per simulation they are projected to have the best record in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 62-16-4 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 49.4-32.6. They were very good against the money line (+1714). They had a strong puck line record going 41-41 for (+1057 profit). They went over 44 times and came in under 35 times. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Florida Panthers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +1.01 (includes playoff games) which ranks #1 in the league, which is the same as how they rank in points. They are the #1 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats). This is the same ranking they have among home teams.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Andrei Vasilevskiy who is projected to be the #1 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
81 Cernak, Erik D6-323305/28/1997No College
71 Cirelli, Anthony C6-018007/15/1997No College
55 Coburn, Braydon D6-522302/27/1985No College
37 Gourde, Yanni RW5-917312/15/1991No College
77 Hedman, Victor D6-622912/18/1990No College
9 Johnson, Tyler C5-818207/29/1990No College
7 Joseph, Mathieu RW6-119002/09/1997No College
17 Killorn, Alex LW6-119709/14/1989No College
86 Kucherov, Nikita RW5-1118006/17/1993No College
14 Maroon, Pat LW6-322504/23/1988No College
27 McDonagh, Ryan D6-121406/13/1989No College
35 McElhinney, Curtis G6-120405/23/1983No College
18 Palat, Ondrej LW5-1119403/28/1991No College
13 Paquette, Cedric C6-120408/13/1993No College
21 Point, Brayden C5-1016603/13/1996No College
44 Rutta, Jan D6-220407/29/1990No College
2 Schenn, Luke D6-222711/02/1989No College
98 Sergachev, Mikhail D6-221706/25/1998No College
22 Shattenkirk, Kevin D6-020301/29/1989No College
91 Stamkos, Steven LW6-119402/07/1990No College
88 Vasilevskiy, Andrei G6-321607/25/1994No College
23 Verhaeghe, Carter C6-117708/14/1995No College