Saturday, April 2, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +193 and the Rangers at -215. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 78 games. They have an overall record of 32-35-11 and on the road they have a record of 16-17-5. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 189 goals and given up 211 goals for a point differential of -22. The Sabres have 11 overtime losses including 7 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-3-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 31-46 and an over/under record of 25-31-22. New York shows up with a record of 43-25-9 including 25-8-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 222 goals and surrendered 203 for a goal differential of +19. The Rangers have 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 42-34 while their over/under record sits at 35-28-14.
Ryan O'Reilly has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 18 goals this season with 148 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. 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 230 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 20 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,215 shots against him and has given up 98 goals. He has made 1,117 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 57 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 27 goals this season with 168 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 0 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 0% by scoring 25 goals on 157 shots. He has 33 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 33 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,849 shots against him and has given up 146 goals. He has made 1,703 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 75 total points this season. They have scored 187 goals while giving up 204 goals. They have had 242 power play opportunities and have scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Sabres have allowed 206 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 8.08% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have a total of 95 points on the season. They have 41 power play goals on 210 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 224 power play opportunities and have given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 219 goals scored while they've given up 201 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.02%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've attempted 4,123 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,388 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.3% as they have 3,129 attempts while they've given up 3,343 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season. They have 2,314 face off wins compared to 2,378 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense Buffalo has 1,841 hits and they've blocked 1,045 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 4,067 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,532 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.1% as they have 3,049 shots while they've given up 3,293 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 50.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.2% as they've compiled 2,175 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,244 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 1,239 shot attempts and they have 2,049 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 31-46 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 25-31-22 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 42-34 straight up
The New York Rangers are 35-28-14 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 out indefinitely
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Concussion out indefinitely
New York Rangers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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