Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Scotiabank Saddledome to play the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +210 and the Flames at +108. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 35-36-11 last season and on the road they had a record of 19-17-5. They finished 7th in the Atlantic Division. They scored 201 goals and gave up 222 goals for a point differential of -21. The Sabres had 11 overtime losses including 7 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 33-47 and an over/under record of 27-33-22. Calgary had a regular season record of 35-40-7 including 21-16-4 at home last season. They were 5th in the Pacific Division. They scored 231 goals and surrendered 260 for a goal differential of -29. The Flames had 7 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 33-47 while their over/under record sat at 42-36-4.
Ryan O'Reilly accumulated 60 total points last season for the Sabres. He had 21 goals last year with 157 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 39 assists on the season and averaged 22 minutes played per game. Rasmus Ristolainen averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 9 goals on 202 shots. He had 32 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Robin Lehner had 5 wins and 9 losses last season in net for the Sabres. He had 634 shots against him and gave up 48 goals. He made 586 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
John Gaudreau accumulated 78 total points last season for the Flames. He had 30 goals last year with 217 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 48 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Sean Monahan averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 27 goals on 197 shots. He had 36 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Brian Elliott had 23 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Flames. He had 1,113 shots against him and gave up 78 goals. He made 1,035 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Sabres had 81 total points last season. They scored 201 goals while giving up 222 goals. They had 254 power play opportunities and scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Sabres allowed 218 power play opportunities and gave up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They averaged 29 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.31% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Flames had a total of 77 points on the season. They had 46 power play goals on 270 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. They allowed 234 power play opportunities and gave up 57 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Sabres had a total of 231 goals scored while they gave up 260 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.63%. As a team they gave up 29 shots per game and had a save percentage of 90%.
Buffalo had a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they attempted 4,317 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,600 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 48.4% as they had 3,282 attempts while they gave up 3,505 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres started possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 50.4% for the season. They had 2,427 face off wins compared to 2,488 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.4%. On defense Buffalo had 1,916 hits and they blocked 1,095 shots from the opposition.
Calgary attempted 4,481 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,700 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 48.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 49.3% as they had 3,293 shots while they gave up 3,380 attempts on defense. The Flames had an offensive zone percentage of 51% and their defensive zone percentage was 49% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 48.6% as they compiled 2,411 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,550 face off losses. On defense Calgary blocked 1,320 shot attempts and they had 1,700 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres were 33-47 straight up last season
The Buffalo Sabres were 27-33-22 against the over/under
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames were 33-47 straight up last season
The Calgary Flames were 42-36-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/13/16 LW Evander Kane Ribs expected to miss 3 weeks
10/12/16 C Jack Eichel Ankle out indefinitely
Calgary Flames Injuries
10/09/16 D Ladislav Smid Neck out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Calgary
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