Saturday, December 17, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +100 and the Hurricanes at -110. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 28 games. They have an overall record of 11-11-6 and on the road they have a record of 5-5-3. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 62 goals and given up 75 goals for a point differential of -13. The Sabres have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-17 and an over/under record of 9-15-4. Carolina shows up with a record of 12-11-6 including 8-3-0 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 77 goals and surrendered 82 for a goal differential of -5. The Hurricanes have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 11-17 while their over/under record sits at 12-12-5.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 6 goals this season with 65 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 17 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 12% by scoring 9 goals on 74 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 6 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 593 shots against him and has given up 48 goals. He has made 545 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Victor Rask has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 10 goals this season with 68 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 11 goals on 106 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Cam Ward has 9 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 624 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 571 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 28 total points this season. They have scored 62 goals while giving up 75 goals. They have had 93 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sabres have allowed 89 power play opportunities and given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.47% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 30 points on the season. They have 19 power play goals on 85 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 78 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 92%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 77 goals scored while they've given up 82 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.88%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.1% as they've attempted 1,485 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,605 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.4% as they have 1,119 attempts while they've given up 1,244 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.9% for the season. They have 900 face off wins compared to 844 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.6%. On defense Buffalo has 656 hits and they've blocked 361 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 1,668 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,533 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.2% as they have 1,212 shots while they've given up 1,156 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 56.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 43.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.2% as they've compiled 829 face off wins this season and they have suffered 789 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 377 shot attempts and they have 528 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 10-17 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 9-15-4 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 11-17 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 12-12-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/16/16 D Taylor Fedun Shoulder is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. NY Islanders
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
11/03/16 D Zach Bogosian Knee out indefinitely
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/21/16 GO Eddie Lack Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina -110
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