Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +154 and the Kings at -171. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 61 games. They have an overall record of 24-30-7 and on the road they have a record of 13-13-4. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 144 goals and given up 167 goals for a point differential of -23. The Sabres have 7 overtime losses including 5 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 3-4-3. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-37 and an over/under record of 21-26-14. Los Angeles shows up with a record of 36-20-4 including 17-10-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 161 goals and surrendered 139 for a goal differential of +22. The Kings have 4 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 36-24 while their over/under record sits at 18-25-17.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 175 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie McGinn has averaged 14 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 14 goals on 107 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 27 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%.
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 52 total points this season for the Kings. He has 18 goals this season with 131 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 15 goals on 170 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 31 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 1,328 shots against him and has given up 104 goals. He has made 1,224 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 55 total points this season. They have scored 143 goals while giving up 162 goals. They have had 191 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Sabres have allowed 160 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. 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 Kings have a total of 76 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 176 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 216 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 159 goals scored while they've given up 137 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.12%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've attempted 3,207 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,405 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.4% as they have 2,440 attempts while they've given up 2,604 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 1,813 face off wins compared to 1,839 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.6%. On defense Buffalo has 1,421 hits and they've blocked 801 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles has attempted 3,779 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,101 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.6% as they have 2,837 shots while they've given up 2,362 attempts on defense. The Kings have an offensive zone percentage of 54.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.1% as they've compiled 1,865 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,859 face off losses. On defense Los Angeles has blocked 739 shot attempts and they have 1,796 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 24-37 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 21-26-14 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 36-24 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 18-25-17 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/24/16 D Cody Franson Neck is downgraded to out indefinitely
02/21/16 C Ryan O'Reilly Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Concussion out indefinitely
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/22/15 D Matt Greene Shoulder out indefinitely
02/25/16 C Jordan Nolan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
02/13/16 RW Marian Gaborik Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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