Friday, February 19, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +127 and the Blue Jackets at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 58 games. They have an overall record of 23-28-7 and on the road they have a record of 12-12-4. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 137 goals and given up 162 goals for a point differential of -25. The Sabres have 7 overtime losses including 5 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 23-35 and an over/under record of 20-24-14. Columbus shows up with a record of 23-28-7 including 11-11-6 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 149 goals and surrendered 180 for a goal differential of -31. The Blue Jackets have 7 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-1-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 21-35 while their over/under record sits at 28-27-3.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 171 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 22 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 13% by scoring 17 goals on 127 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 13 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 906 shots against him and has given up 76 goals. He has made 830 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 10 goals this season with 135 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 18 goals on 108 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Joonas Korpisalo has 9 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 596 shots against him and has given up 46 goals. He has made 550 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 53 total points this season. They have scored 136 goals while giving up 157 goals. They have had 179 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Sabres have allowed 147 power play opportunities and given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.91% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 53 points on the season. They have 30 power play goals on 174 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 202 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 145 goals scored while they've given up 177 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.67%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.7% as they've attempted 3,053 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,216 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.5% as they have 2,321 attempts while they've given up 2,468 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the season. They have 1,732 face off wins compared to 1,732 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50%. On defense Buffalo has 1,362 hits and they've blocked 748 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 3,044 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,407 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.6% as they have 2,275 shots while they've given up 2,501 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 47.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.2% as they've compiled 1,728 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,858 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 906 shot attempts and they have 1,583 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 23-35 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 20-24-14 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 21-35 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 28-27-3 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/16/16 LW Evander Kane Suspension Served probable Friday vs Columbus
02/12/16 C Dan Catenacci Concussion out indefinitely
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Upper Body out indefinitely
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
01/22/16 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin out indefinitely
01/04/16 RW David Clarkson Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus
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