Thursday, November 5, 2015
First Niagara Center
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The Tampa Bay Lightning travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, November 5, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Lightning at -183 and the Sabres at +165. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Tampa Bay comes into this matchup having played 14 games. They have an overall record of 6-6-2 and on the road they have a record of 4-3-2. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 34 goals and given up 36 goals for a point differential of -2. Buffalo shows up with a record of 5-7-0 including 3-4-0 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 28 goals and surrendered 35 for a goal differential of -7.
Steven Stamkos has accumulated 9 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 6 goals this season with 33 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 3 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan Callahan has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 4 goals on 25 shots. He has 2 assists giving him a total of 6 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 5 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 337 shots against him and has given up 28 goals. He has made 309 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Tyler Ennis has accumulated 5 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 3 goals this season with 33 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 20 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 14% by scoring 4 goals on 29 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 3 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 227 shots against him and has given up 27 goals. He has made 200 saves for a save percentage of 88%.
The Lightning have 14 total points this season. They have scored 34 goals while giving up 36 goals. They have had 45 power play opportunities and have scored 9 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Lightning have allowed 42 power play opportunities and given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.79% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have a total of 10 points on the season. They have 10 power play goals on 44 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 28 power play opportunities and have given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 71%. As a team, the Lightning have a total of 28 goals scored while they've given up 35 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.11%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 6-8 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 4-7 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
11/03/15 C Cedric Paquette Ankle "?" Thursday vs Buffalo11/01/15 LW Jonathan Drouin Lower Body out indefinitely10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/26/15 LW Evander Kane Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks10/21/15 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body out indefinitely10/09/15 GO Robin Lehner Ankle out 6-8 weeks10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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