Saturday, December 19, 2015
First Niagara Center
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at -175 and the Sabres at +155. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Chicago comes into this matchup having played 33 games. They have an overall record of 18-11-4 and on the road they have a record of 5-7-3. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 89 goals and given up 78 goals for a point differential of +11. Buffalo shows up with a record of 14-16-3 including 8-9-1 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 77 goals and surrendered 86 for a goal differential of -9.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 19 goals this season with 111 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 10 goals on 72 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 20 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 16 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 745 shots against him and has given up 54 goals. He has made 691 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 9 goals this season with 102 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan O'Reilly has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 11 goals on 82 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 9 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 558 shots against him and has given up 46 goals. He has made 512 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have 40 total points this season. They have scored 89 goals while giving up 78 goals. They have had 105 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blackhawks have allowed 91 power play opportunities and given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.78% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have a total of 31 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 103 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 81 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 76 goals scored while they've given up 84 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.82%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 18-15 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 11-16-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 13-19 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 10-15-8 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/17/15 C Marcus Kruger Undisclosed left last game, "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/17/15 LW Marcus Foligno Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Chicago
11/30/15 C Tyler Ennis Upper Body out indefinitely
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
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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