Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +193 and the Bruins at -215. The over/under has been set at 5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 52 games. They have an overall record of 21-26-5 and on the road they have a record of 12-11-2. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 120 goals and given up 141 goals for a point differential of -21. The Sabres have 5 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-31 and an over/under record of 17-22-13. Boston shows up with a record of 27-18-6 including 11-13-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 153 goals and surrendered 137 for a goal differential of +16. The Bruins have 6 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 26-24 while their over/under record sits at 22-22-7.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 16 goals this season with 155 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan O'Reilly has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 17 goals on 117 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 12 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 854 shots against him and has given up 70 goals. He has made 784 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 19 goals this season with 176 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Loui Eriksson has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 15 goals on 105 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 18 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1117 shots against him and has given up 94 goals. He has made 1023 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 47 total points this season. They have scored 119 goals while giving up 137 goals. They have had 159 power play opportunities and have scored 33 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Sabres have allowed 130 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.81% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Bruins have a total of 60 points on the season. They have 35 power play goals on 143 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 173 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 149 goals scored while they've given up 136 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.22%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've attempted 2,534 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,702 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.2% as they have 1,934 attempts while they've given up 2,075 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the season. They have 1,466 face off wins compared to 1,462 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense Buffalo has 1,145 hits and they've blocked 627 shots from the opposition.
Boston has attempted 2,753 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,782 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 2,098 shots while they've given up 2,053 attempts on defense. The Bruins have an offensive zone percentage of 50.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.6% as they've compiled 1,540 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,502 face off losses. On defense Boston has blocked 729 shot attempts and they have 1,345 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 21-31 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 17-22-13 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 26-24 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 22-22-7 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Upper Body out indefinitely
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg out indefinitely
01/06/16 D Adam McQuaid Concussion out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo
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