Friday, February 26, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Friday, February 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +222 and the Sharks at -250. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 61 games. They have an overall record of 24-29-7 and on the road they have a record of 13-13-4. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 144 goals and given up 167 goals for a point differential of -23. The Sabres have 7 overtime losses including 5 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 3-4-3. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-37 and an over/under record of 21-26-14. San Jose shows up with a record of 32-21-5 including 11-12-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 177 goals and surrendered 161 for a goal differential of +16. The Sharks have 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-27 while their over/under record sits at 34-20-5.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 173 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie McGinn has averaged 14 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 14 goals on 106 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 13 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 906 shots against him and has given up 76 goals. He has made 830 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 26 goals this season with 156 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Patrick Marleau has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 17 goals on 143 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Martin Jones has 29 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,317 shots against him and has given up 111 goals. He has made 1,206 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 55 total points this season. They have scored 143 goals while giving up 161 goals. They have had 187 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Sabres have allowed 157 power play opportunities and given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.03% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sharks have a total of 69 points on the season. They have 45 power play goals on 199 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 172 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 171 goals scored while they've given up 155 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.79%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.6% as they've attempted 3,154 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,341 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.4% as they have 2,401 attempts while they've given up 2,557 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 49.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the season. They have 1,788 face off wins compared to 1,803 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense Buffalo has 1,402 hits and they've blocked 784 shots from the opposition.
San Jose has attempted 3,237 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,168 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.3% as they have 2,461 shots while they've given up 2,245 attempts on defense. The Sharks have an offensive zone percentage of 50.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.6% as they've compiled 1,762 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,720 face off losses. On defense San Jose has blocked 923 shot attempts and they have 1,210 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 24-37 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 21-26-14 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 31-27 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 34-20-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/24/16 D Cody Franson Neck is downgraded to out indefinitely
02/21/16 C Ryan O'Reilly Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Concussion out indefinitely
San Jose Sharks Injuries
02/24/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Buffalo
02/18/16 C Tommy Wingels Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo
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