Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +174 and the Wild at -194. The over/under has been set at 5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 42 games. They have an overall record of 16-22-4 and on the road they have a record of 8-9-2. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 97 goals and given up 115 goals for a point differential of -18. Minnesota shows up with a record of 22-12-8 including 14-6-2 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 111 goals and surrendered 99 for a goal differential of +12.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 13 goals this season with 134 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan O'Reilly has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 17 goals on 104 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 10 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 728 shots against him and has given up 61 goals. He has made 667 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 33 total points this season for the Wild. He has 10 goals this season with 74 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 13 goals on 88 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 18 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 970 shots against him and has given up 76 goals. He has made 894 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 36 total points this season. They have scored 96 goals while giving up 112 goals. They have had 134 power play opportunities and have scored 27 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Sabres have allowed 99 power play opportunities and given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.66% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have a total of 52 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 123 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 101 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 111 goals scored while they've given up 98 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.23%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 15-26 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 15-18-9 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 22-20 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 14-21-7 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
01/11/16 D Jake McCabe Lower Body injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota
01/04/16 LW Nicolas Deslauriers Foot expected to miss 3-5 weeks
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Upper Body out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
01/10/16 D Nate Prosser Hand "?" Tuesday vs Buffalo
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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