Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +235 and the Penguins at -265. The over/under has been set at 5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 75 games. They have an overall record of 31-34-10 and on the road they have a record of 16-16-4. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 179 goals and given up 202 goals for a point differential of -23. The Sabres have 10 overtime losses including 6 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 30-44 and an over/under record of 24-31-20. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 42-25-8 including 23-11-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 214 goals and surrendered 186 for a goal differential of +28. The Penguins have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 40-33 while their over/under record sits at 31-30-14.
Ryan O'Reilly has accumulated 52 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 139 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 35 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 220 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 19 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,115 shots against him and has given up 91 goals. He has made 1,024 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 78 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 32 goals this season with 225 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 46 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 15 goals on 196 shots. He has 43 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 34 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,641 shots against him and has given up 130 goals. He has made 1,511 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 72 total points this season. They have scored 177 goals while giving up 196 goals. They have had 232 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Sabres have allowed 195 power play opportunities and given up 35 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 Penguins have a total of 92 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 242 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 232 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 211 goals scored while they've given up 182 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.50%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.7% as they've attempted 3,978 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,197 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.5% as they have 3,020 attempts while they've given up 3,207 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 49.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.2% for the season. They have 2,215 face off wins compared to 2,277 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense Buffalo has 1,761 hits and they've blocked 990 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 4,425 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,998 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.5% as they have 3,341 shots while they've given up 3,020 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 52.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.5% as they've compiled 2,374 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,328 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 978 shot attempts and they have 1,804 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 30-44 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 24-31-20 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 40-33 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 31-30-14 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
03/26/16 GO Robin Lehner Ankle "?" Monday vs Detroit
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
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/27/16 D Brian Dumoulin Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs Buffalo
03/25/16 D Olli Maatta Lower Body out indefinitely
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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