Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +122 and the Devils at -135. The over/under has been set at 4.5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 79 games. They have an overall record of 33-35-11 and on the road they have a record of 17-17-5. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 193 goals and given up 214 goals for a point differential of -21. The Sabres have 11 overtime losses including 7 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-2-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 32-46 and an over/under record of 26-31-22. New Jersey shows up with a record of 37-34-8 including 18-15-5 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 176 goals and surrendered 200 for a goal differential of -24. The Devils have 8 losses in OT and 6 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 37-42 while their over/under record sits at 25-37-17.
Ryan O'Reilly has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 20 goals this season with 151 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Jack Eichel has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 23 goals on 231 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 21 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,251 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,150 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mike Cammalleri has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Devils. He has 14 goals this season with 101 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Adam Henrique has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 28 goals on 143 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 26 wins and 24 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,560 shots against him and has given up 119 goals. He has made 1,441 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 77 total points this season. They have scored 191 goals while giving up 207 goals. They have had 244 power play opportunities and have scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Sabres have allowed 209 power play opportunities and given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.17% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Devils have a total of 82 points on the season. They have 50 power play goals on 243 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 255 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 174 goals scored while they've given up 194 goals to this point. They average 24 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.03%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.3% as they've attempted 4,168 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,456 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.2% as they have 3,163 attempts while they've given up 3,394 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the season. They have 2,345 face off wins compared to 2,407 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense Buffalo has 1,863 hits and they've blocked 1,062 shots from the opposition.
New Jersey has attempted 3,467 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,120 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 45.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.3% as they have 2,673 shots while they've given up 3,095 attempts on defense. The Devils have an offensive zone percentage of 46.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 53.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 46.4% as they've compiled 2,109 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,438 face off losses. On defense New Jersey has blocked 1,025 shot attempts and they have 1,795 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 32-46 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 26-31-22 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 37-42 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 25-37-17 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
03/31/16 LW Evander Kane Upper Body out for season
03/30/16 GO Robin Lehner Ankle out for season
03/25/16 GO Jason Kasdorf Groin out indefinitely
02/24/16 D Cody Franson Concussion likely out for season
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Concussion out indefinitely
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/29/15 LW Patrik Elias Knee out for season
04/01/16 RW Jordin Tootoo Wrist out for season
03/22/16 D Jon Merrill Upper Body out for season
02/11/16 LW Michael Cammalleri Hand out for season
01/23/16 C Jiri Tlusty Wrist out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo
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