Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +218 and the Capitals at -245. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 36 games. They have an overall record of 15-17-4 and on the road they have a record of 7-7-2. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 85 goals and given up 94 goals for a point differential of -9. Washington shows up with a record of 27-6-2 including 14-3-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 110 goals and surrendered 72 for a goal differential of +38.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 20 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 11 goals this season with 112 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan O'Reilly has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 14 goals on 91 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 10 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 619 shots against him and has given up 51 goals. He has made 568 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 31 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 18 goals this season with 168 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. John Carlson has averaged 24 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 86 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 23 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 812 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 759 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Sabres have 34 total points this season. They have scored 84 goals while giving up 91 goals. They have had 111 power play opportunities and have scored 22 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Sabres have allowed 88 power play opportunities and given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.93% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Capitals have a total of 56 points on the season. They have 27 power play goals on 108 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 25%. They have allowed 100 power play opportunities and have given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 108 goals scored while they've given up 72 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.33%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 14-21 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 11-16-9 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 25-8 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 11-18-6 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/28/15 LW Marcus Foligno Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs Washington
11/25/15 D Mark Pysyk Lower Body out indefinitely
10/09/15 GO Robin Lehner Ankle out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/28/15 D John Carlson Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs Buffalo
12/28/15 C Michael Latta Arm injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs Buffalo
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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