Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +136 and the Hurricanes at -150. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 73 games. They have an overall record of 29-34-10 and on the road they have a record of 15-16-4. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 173 goals and given up 198 goals for a point differential of -25. The Sabres have 10 overtime losses including 6 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-3-3. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-44 and an over/under record of 24-31-18. Carolina shows up with a record of 31-27-14 including 17-12-6 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 175 goals and surrendered 195 for a goal differential of -20. The Hurricanes have 14 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 3-3-4 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 30-41 while their over/under record sits at 24-26-22.
Ryan O'Reilly has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 137 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Jack Eichel has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 22 goals on 218 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 17 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,069 shots against him and has given up 87 goals. He has made 982 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jordan Staal has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 19 goals this season with 128 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 16 goals on 138 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Cam Ward has 20 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,168 shots against him and has given up 108 goals. He has made 1,060 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have 68 total points this season. They have scored 171 goals while giving up 192 goals. They have had 226 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Sabres have allowed 192 power play opportunities and given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.87% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 76 points on the season. They have 37 power play goals on 218 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 178 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 174 goals scored while they've given up 191 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.00%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've attempted 3,862 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,109 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.4% as they have 2,939 attempts while they've given up 3,138 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the season. They have 2,164 face off wins compared to 2,221 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense Buffalo has 1,709 hits and they've blocked 971 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 4,181 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,663 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.3% as they have 3,092 shots while they've given up 2,821 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 54.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.8% as they've compiled 2,213 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,902 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 842 shot attempts and they have 1,366 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 28-44 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 24-31-18 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 30-41 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 24-26-22 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
03/21/16 C Jack Eichel Flu is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Carolina
03/21/16 GO Robin Lehner Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Carolina
02/24/16 D Cody Franson Neck out indefinitely
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Concussion out indefinitely
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
03/21/16 D Ryan Murphy Upper Body is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Buffalo
03/08/16 D Justin Faulk Ankle out indefinitely
02/27/16 C Andrej Nestrasil Back out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina
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