Thursday, February 11, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +134 and the Flyers at -148. The over/under has been set at 5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 54 games. They have an overall record of 21-27-6 and on the road they have a record of 12-11-3. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 125 goals and given up 150 goals for a point differential of -25. The Sabres have 6 overtime losses including 4 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 21-33 and an over/under record of 18-23-13. Philadelphia shows up with a record of 23-20-9 including 12-8-6 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 124 goals and surrendered 142 for a goal differential of -18. The Flyers have 9 losses in OT and 5 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 23-29 while their over/under record sits at 19-19-14.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 16 goals this season with 160 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 20 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 14% by scoring 17 goals on 120 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 12 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 876 shots against him and has given up 72 goals. He has made 804 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Claude Giroux has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 16 goals this season with 149 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jakub Voracek has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 8 goals on 158 shots. He has 34 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Steve Mason has 12 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has had 1,031 shots against him and has given up 88 goals. He has made 943 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 48 total points this season. They have scored 124 goals while giving up 146 goals. They have had 166 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Sabres have allowed 133 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.77% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Flyers have a total of 55 points on the season. They have 31 power play goals on 172 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 178 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 122 goals scored while they've given up 137 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.73%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
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.
Philadelphia has attempted 2,758 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,748 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 2,015 shots while they've given up 2,036 attempts on defense. The Flyers have an offensive zone percentage of 49.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.8% as they've compiled 1,426 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,435 face off losses. On defense Philadelphia has blocked 712 shot attempts and they have 1,369 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 21-33 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 18-23-13 against the over/under
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 23-29 straight up
The Philadelphia Flyers are 19-19-14 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/09/16 LW Johan Larsson Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs Philadelphia
02/09/16 C Zemgus Girgensons Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Philadelphia
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Upper Body out indefinitely
Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
02/05/16 C Sean Couturier Lower Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/02/16 GO Michal Neuvirth Liver expected to miss 7-10 days
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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