Thursday, March 10, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +142 and the Canadiens at -157. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 68 games. They have an overall record of 27-32-9 and on the road they have a record of 15-14-4. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 162 goals and given up 185 goals for a point differential of -23. The Sabres have 9 overtime losses including 6 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-4-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-41 and an over/under record of 24-29-15. Montreal shows up with a record of 31-30-6 including 18-11-3 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 183 goals and surrendered 188 for a goal differential of -5. The Canadiens have 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 29-36 while their over/under record sits at 33-25-9.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 20 goals this season with 204 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Sam Reinhart has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 19 goals on 126 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 15 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 975 shots against him and has given up 80 goals. He has made 895 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Tomas Plekanec has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 155 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 34 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 24 goals on 250 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Mike Condon has 16 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,125 shots against him and has given up 107 goals. He has made 1,018 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have 63 total points this season. They have scored 160 goals while giving up 179 goals. They have had 211 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Sabres have allowed 174 power play opportunities and given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.94% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have a total of 68 points on the season. They have 37 power play goals on 216 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 209 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 178 goals scored while they've given up 185 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.53%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've attempted 3,570 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,813 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.3% as they have 2,719 attempts while they've given up 2,909 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the season. They have 2,006 face off wins compared to 2,056 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense Buffalo has 1,582 hits and they've blocked 904 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 3,930 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,553 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.9% as they have 2,850 shots while they've given up 2,646 attempts on defense. The Canadiens 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 51.1% as they've compiled 2,182 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,085 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 907 shot attempts and they have 1,539 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 26-41 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 24-29-15 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 29-36 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 33-25-9 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/24/16 D Cody Franson Neck 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
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
03/08/16 RW Brendan Gallagher Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
03/08/16 C Lars Eller Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
02/26/16 D Nathan Beaulieu Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
02/23/16 D Tom Gilbert Knee out for season
02/19/16 C David Desharnais Foot expected to miss 3 weeks
02/11/16 D Jeff Petry Hernia out for season
02/10/16 C Brian Flynn Lower Body expected to miss 6-8 weeks
01/27/16 F Daniel Carr Knee expected to miss 3 months
01/21/16 GO Carey Price Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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