Saturday, January 2, 2015
First Niagara Center
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The Detroit Red Wings travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, January 2, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Red Wings at -121 and the Sabres at +110. The over/under has been set at 5.
Detroit comes into this matchup having played 38 games. They have an overall record of 18-13-7 and on the road they have a record of 7-5-3. Currently they are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 96 goals and given up 103 goals for a point differential of -7. Buffalo shows up with a record of 15-19-4 including 8-11-2 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 88 goals and surrendered 101 for a goal differential of -13.
Dylan Larkin has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 13 goals this season with 105 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Henrik Zetterberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 89 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Petr Mrazek has 11 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has had 690 shots against him and has given up 52 goals. He has made 638 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 11 goals this season with 124 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 12 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 16% by scoring 15 goals on 95 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 10 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 661 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 606 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Red Wings have 43 total points this season. They have scored 95 goals while giving up 101 goals. They have had 124 power play opportunities and have scored 22 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Red Wings have allowed 124 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.63% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have a total of 34 points on the season. They have 23 power play goals on 119 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 93 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Red Wings have a total of 87 goals scored while they've given up 98 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.71%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 17-20 straight up
The Detroit Red Wings are 13-17-8 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 14-23 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 12-17-9 against the over/under
Detroit Red Wings Injuries
12/04/15 LW Drew Miller Jaw expected to miss 6 weeks
12/04/15 LW Teemu Pulkkinen Shoulder out 6-8 weeks
10/24/15 D Kyle Quincey Ankle out until mid-February
10/15/15 C Johan Franzen Concussion out indefinitely
01/01/16 RW Tomas Jurco Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Buffalo
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/15 C Tyler Ennis Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Detroit
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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