Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Joe Louis Arena
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Buffalo Sabres travel to Joe Louis Arena to play the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 33 games. They have an overall record of 12-13-8 and on the road they have a record of 5-6-5. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 71 goals and given up 91 goals for a point differential of -20. The Sabres have an overall record of 3-4-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-21 and an over/under record of 11-18-4. Detroit shows up with a record of 15-15-4 including 7-9-3 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 83 goals and surrendered 96 for a goal differential of -13. The Red Wings have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 10-19 while their over/under record sits at 14-14-6.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 7 goals this season with 72 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 12 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 11% by scoring 9 goals on 81 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 7 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 700 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 645 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mike Green has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 7 goals this season with 59 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 24 minutes played per game. Gustav Nyquist has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 4 goals on 71 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 18 points on the season. Petr Mrazek has 9 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has had 545 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 490 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Sabres have 32 total points this season. They have scored 71 goals while giving up 91 goals. They have had 103 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Sabres have allowed 101 power play opportunities and given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.25% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Red Wings have a total of 34 points on the season. They have 14 power play goals on 118 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 12%. They have allowed 105 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 83 goals scored while they've given up 96 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.57%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.3% as they've attempted 1,760 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,881 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.4% as they have 1,319 attempts while they've given up 1,461 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season. They have 1,045 face off wins compared to 977 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.7%. On defense Buffalo has 780 hits and they've blocked 420 shots from the opposition.
Detroit has attempted 1,739 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,884 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.6% as they have 1,318 shots while they've given up 1,449 attempts on defense. The Red Wings have an offensive zone percentage of 50.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.1% as they've compiled 1,072 face off wins this season and they have suffered 947 face off losses. On defense Detroit has blocked 435 shot attempts and they have 671 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 11-21 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 11-18-4 against the over/under
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 10-19 straight up
The Detroit Red Wings are 14-14-6 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/23/16 D Cody Franson Undisclosed "?"
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
Detroit Red Wings Injuries
12/23/16 D Brian Lashoff Facial "?"
12/23/16 RW Tomas Jurco Flu "?"
12/20/16 GO Jimmy Howard Knee out 4-6 weeks
12/20/16 D Mike Green Lower Body out indefinitely
12/19/16 D Alexey Marchenko Shoulder out indefinitely
12/02/16 LW Justin Abdelkader Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
11/28/16 D Brendan Smith Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
11/28/16 LW Tyler Bertuzzi Ankle expected to miss 3-5 weeks
11/16/16 C Darren Helm Shoulder expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/27/16 C Joe Vitale Concussion out indefinitely
10/15/15 C Johan Franzen Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.