Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to BB&T Center to play the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 30 games. They have an overall record of 12-11-7 and on the road they have a record of 5-5-4. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 66 goals and given up 79 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 11-18 and an over/under record of 9-17-4. Florida shows up with a record of 14-13-5 including 8-5-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 77 goals and surrendered 87 for a goal differential of -10. The Panthers have a record of 3-3-4 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-18 while their over/under record sits at 14-12-6.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 6 goals this season with 67 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 77 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 7 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 628 shots against him and has given up 50 goals. He has made 578 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jon Marchessault has accumulated 20 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 10 goals this season with 66 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Vincent Trocheck has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 8 goals on 79 shots. He has 8 assists giving him a total of 16 points on the season. Roberto Luongo has 10 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has had 644 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 591 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 31 total points this season. They have scored 66 goals while giving up 79 goals. They have had 96 power play opportunities and have scored 22 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sabres have allowed 91 power play opportunities and given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.41% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Panthers have a total of 33 points on the season. They have 16 power play goals on 108 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 100 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 77 goals scored while they've given up 87 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.69%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've attempted 1,608 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,707 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.7% as they have 1,207 attempts while they've given up 1,324 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season. They have 959 face off wins compared to 899 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.6%. On defense Buffalo has 713 hits and they've blocked 383 shots from the opposition.
Florida has attempted 1,861 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,610 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.6% as they have 1,401 shots while they've given up 1,262 attempts on defense. The Panthers have an offensive zone percentage of 53.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.8% as they've compiled 939 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,026 face off losses. On defense Florida has blocked 348 shot attempts and they have 677 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 11-18 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 9-17-4 against the over/under
Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 12-18 straight up
The Florida Panthers are 14-12-6 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
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
Florida Panthers Injuries
12/19/16 C Jonathan Marchessault Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs. Buffalo
11/21/16 D Alex Petrovic Lower Body out indefinitely
10/10/16 LW Jonathan Huberdeau Achilles expected to miss 3-4 months
Tony's Pick: Take Florida
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