Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +150 and the Canadiens at -166. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 50 games. They have an overall record of 20-26-4 and on the road they have a record of 11-11-2. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 114 goals and given up 136 goals for a point differential of -22. The Sabres have 4 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 19-30 and an over/under record of 16-22-12. Montreal shows up with a record of 24-22-4 including 12-10-2 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 136 goals and surrendered 134 for a goal differential of +2. The Canadiens have 4 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 2-7-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 21-26 while their over/under record sits at 23-19-8.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 16 goals this season with 150 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 18 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 15% by scoring 17 goals on 114 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 40 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 12 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 821 shots against him and has given up 68 goals. He has made 753 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 9 goals this season with 123 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 19 goals on 195 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Mike Condon has 13 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 784 shots against him and has given up 75 goals. He has made 709 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Sabres have 44 total points this season. They have scored 113 goals while giving up 133 goals. They have had 153 power play opportunities and have scored 32 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Sabres have allowed 124 power play opportunities and given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.72% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have a total of 52 points on the season. They have 30 power play goals on 172 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 159 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 133 goals scored while they've given up 133 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.37%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've attempted 2,534 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,702 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.2% as they have 1,934 attempts while they've given up 2,075 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the season. They have 1,466 face off wins compared to 1,462 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense Buffalo has 1,145 hits and they've blocked 627 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 2,862 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,457 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 53.3% as they have 2,091 shots while they've given up 1,833 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 51.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.1% as they've compiled 1,579 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,511 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 624 shot attempts and they have 1,037 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 19-30 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 16-22-12 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-26 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 23-19-8 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/02/16 LW Nicolas Deslauriers Foot is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Montreal
02/02/16 C Sam Reinhart Concussion is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Montreal
01/26/16 D Josh Gorges Upper Body is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Montreal
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Upper Body out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/26/15 D Tom Gilbert Lower Body out indefinitely
01/27/16 F Daniel Carr Knee expected to miss 3 months
01/26/16 LW Max Pacioretty Facial is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Philadelphia
01/21/16 GO Carey Price Knee expected to miss another 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal
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