Saturday, December 31, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +180 and the Bruins at -201. The over/under has been set at 5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 35 games. They have an overall record of 13-14-8 and on the road they have a record of 6-6-5. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 77 goals and given up 98 goals for a point differential of -21. The Sabres have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 12-22 and an over/under record of 13-18-4. Boston shows up with a record of 19-15-4 including 8-9-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 92 goals and surrendered 93 for a goal differential of -1. The Bruins have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 17-19 while their over/under record sits at 15-18-5.
Kyle Okposo has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 10 goals this season with 89 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Sam Reinhart has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 8 goals on 74 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 8 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 780 shots against him and has given up 61 goals. He has made 719 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
David Pastrnak has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 19 goals this season with 107 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Brad Marchand has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 10 goals on 109 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 18 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 744 shots against him and has given up 54 goals. He has made 690 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Sabres have 34 total points this season. They have scored 77 goals while giving up 98 goals. They have had 112 power play opportunities and have scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Sabres have allowed 108 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.45% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have a total of 42 points on the season. They have 16 power play goals on 116 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 127 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 92 goals scored while they've given up 93 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.12%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 47.8% as they've attempted 1,859 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,028 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.1% as they have 1,399 attempts while they've given up 1,573 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the season. They have 1,100 face off wins compared to 1,057 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51%. On defense Buffalo has 836 hits and they've blocked 455 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 2,407 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,983 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 55% as they have 1,789 shots while they've given up 1,466 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.9% as they've compiled 1,238 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,102 face off losses. On defense Boston has blocked 517 shot attempts and they have 818 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 12-22 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 13-18-4 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 17-19 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 15-18-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/27/16 C Ryan O'Reilly Appendix out indefinitely
12/03/16 RW Hudson Fasching Groin out indefinitely
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
11/10/16 LW Tyler Ennis Groin out indefinitely
Boston Bruins Injuries
12/06/16 LW Matt Beleskey Knee expected to miss 6 weeks
11/29/16 D John-Michael Liles Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Boston -201
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