Sunday, October 16, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Rexall Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, October 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +220 and the Oilers at +102. The over/under has been set at 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. Edmonton had a regular season record of 31-43-8 including 19-20-2 at home last season. They were 7th in the Pacific Division. They scored 203 goals and surrendered 245 for a goal differential of -42. The Oilers had 8 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 31-50 while their over/under record sat at 39-38-5.
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. Jack Eichel averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 24 goals on 238 shots. He had 32 assists giving him a total of 56 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%.
Connor McDavid accumulated 48 total points last season for the Oilers. He had 16 goals last year with 105 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He had a total of 32 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 19 goals on 133 shots. He had 32 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Cam Talbot had 21 wins and 27 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He had 1,648 shots against him and gave up 137 goals. He made 1,511 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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 Oilers had a total of 70 points on the season. They had 43 power play goals on 237 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. They allowed 254 power play opportunities and gave up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Sabres had a total of 203 goals scored while they gave up 245 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.51%. As a team they gave up 31 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
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.
Edmonton attempted 4,477 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,782 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 48.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 48% as they had 3,282 shots while they gave up 3,549 attempts on defense. The Oilers had an offensive zone percentage of 48.8% and their defensive zone percentage was 51.2% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 48.8% as they compiled 2,429 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,549 face off losses. On defense Edmonton blocked 1,233 shot attempts and they had 1,818 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
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers were 31-50 straight up last season
The Edmonton Oilers were 39-38-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/13/16 D Dmitry Kulikov Buttocks "?" Sunday vs. Edmonton
10/13/16 LW Evander Kane Ribs expected to miss 3 weeks
10/13/16 RW Kyle Okposo Knee probable Sunday vs. Edmonton
10/12/16 C Jack Eichel Ankle out indefinitely
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
10/14/16 D Brandon Davidson Upper Body out indefinitely
10/14/16 C Drake Caggiula Hip "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/14/16 LW Matt Hendricks Knee "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/09/16 RW Iiro Pakarinen Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo
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