Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +162 and the Wild at -180. The over/under has been set at 5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 8 games. They have an overall record of 3-3-2 and on the road they have a record of 2-1-2. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 20 goals and given up 21 goals for a point differential of -1. For the season they have an ATS record of 3-5 and an over/under record of 3-5-0. Minnesota shows up with a record of 6-2-1 including 4-0-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 32 goals and surrendered 19 for a goal differential of +13. Their record against the spread is 6-3 while their over/under record sits at 3-5-1.
Ryan O'Reilly has accumulated 7 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 3 goals this season with 20 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 4 assists on the season and averages 22 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 25% by scoring 4 goals on 16 shots. He has 3 assists giving him a total of 7 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 2 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 149 shots against him and has given up 13 goals. He has made 136 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 5 total points this season for the Wild. He has 2 goals this season with 15 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 3 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 3 goals on 20 shots. He has 7 assists giving him a total of 10 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 5 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Wild. He has had 207 shots against him and has given up 10 goals. He has made 197 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
The Sabres have 8 total points this season. They have scored 20 goals while giving up 21 goals. They have had 32 power play opportunities and have scored 8 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. The Sabres have allowed 30 power play opportunities and given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 27 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.13% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have a total of 13 points on the season. They have 4 power play goals on 30 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 13%. They have allowed 26 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 96%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 32 goals scored while they've given up 19 goals to this point. They average 26 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 13.73%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 46.8% as they've attempted 391 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 445 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.5% as they have 304 attempts while they've given up 350 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the season. They have 284 face off wins compared to 235 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 54.7%. On defense Buffalo has 162 hits and they've blocked 95 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 444 shots at full strength and they've given up 498 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.4% as they have 333 shots while they've given up 369 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 49.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.3% as they've compiled 274 face off wins this season and they have suffered 271 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 129 shot attempts and they have 140 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 3-5 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 6-3 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 3-5-1 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/31/16 LW Nicolas Deslauriers Knee out indefinitely
10/13/16 LW Evander Kane Ribs out indefinitely
10/12/16 C Jack Eichel Ankle out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/30/16 D Marco Scandella Knee doubtful Tuesday vs. Buffalo
10/30/16 LW Zach Parise Foot doubtful Tuesday vs. Buffalo
10/28/16 C Erik Haula Foot out indefinitely
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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