Thursday, December 31, 2015
First Niagara Center
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The New York Islanders travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, December 31, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at -138 and the Sabres at +125. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 37 games. They have an overall record of 20-12-5 and on the road they have a record of 8-6-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 103 goals and given up 88 goals for a point differential of +15. Buffalo shows up with a record of 15-17-4 including 8-10-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 85 goals and surrendered 94 for a goal differential of -9.
John Tavares has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 14 goals this season with 98 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 8 goals on 73 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 10 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 518 shots against him and has given up 35 goals. He has made 483 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
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. 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%.
The Islanders have 45 total points this season. They have scored 100 goals while giving up 86 goals. They have had 103 power play opportunities and have scored 18 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Islanders have allowed 106 power play opportunities and given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.31% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have a total of 34 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 111 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 88 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 84 goals scored while they've given up 91 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.93%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 17-17 straight up
The New York Islanders are 13-21-3 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 14-21 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 11-16-9 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
12/29/15 GO Jaroslav Halak Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
11/28/15 GO Jean-Francois Berube Lower Body out indefinitely
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
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo
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