Saturday, April 9, 2016
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +182 and the Islanders at -203. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 34-35-11 and on the road they have a record of 18-17-5. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 196 goals and given up 215 goals for a point differential of -19. 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 33-46 and an over/under record of 26-32-22. New York shows up with a record of 45-26-9 including 25-10-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 227 goals and surrendered 207 for a goal differential of +20. The Islanders have 9 losses in OT and 5 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-35 while their over/under record sits at 32-40-8.
Ryan O'Reilly has accumulated 59 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 21 goals this season with 152 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. 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 24 goals on 233 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 22 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,270 shots against him and has given up 102 goals. He has made 1,168 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
John Tavares has accumulated 69 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 32 goals this season with 246 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 37 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 22 goals on 200 shots. He has 42 assists giving him a total of 64 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 23 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 1,188 shots against him and has given up 88 goals. He has made 1,100 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Sabres have 79 total points this season. They have scored 194 goals while giving up 208 goals. They have had 248 power play opportunities and have scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Sabres have allowed 215 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.23% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have a total of 99 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 224 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 226 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 222 goals scored while they've given up 202 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.36%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.3% as they've attempted 4,199 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,498 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.2% as they have 3,189 attempts while they've given up 3,429 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 49.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.6% for the season. They have 2,376 face off wins compared to 2,431 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense Buffalo has 1,877 hits and they've blocked 1,069 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 4,520 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,627 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 3,293 shots while they've given up 3,333 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 52.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.9% as they've compiled 2,274 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,280 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 1,294 shot attempts and they have 2,274 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 33-46 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 26-32-22 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 43-35 straight up
The New York Islanders are 32-40-8 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 for season
New York Islanders Injuries
04/08/16 C Anders Lee Leg out indefinitely
04/07/16 D Brian Strait Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
04/07/16 RW Cal Clutterbuck Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
04/07/16 LW Matt Martin Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
04/07/16 GO Jean-Francois Berube Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
04/01/16 D Travis Hamonic Knee out for regular season
03/18/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Upper Body out indefinitely
03/09/16 GO Jaroslav Halak Groin expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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