Thursday, October 20, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Rogers Arena to play the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +195 and the Canucks at +114. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 35-36-11 last season and on the road they had a record of 19-17-5. They finished 7th in the Atlantic Division. They scored 201 goals and gave up 222 goals for a point differential of -21. The Sabres had 11 overtime losses including 7 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 33-47 and an over/under record of 27-33-22. Vancouver had a regular season record of 31-38-13 including 15-21-5 at home last season. They were 6th in the Pacific Division. They scored 191 goals and surrendered 243 for a goal differential of -52. The Canucks had 13 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 30-51 while their over/under record sat at 31-30-21.
Rasmus Ristolainen accumulated 41 total points last season for the Sabres. He had 9 goals last year with 202 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 4%. He had a total of 32 assists on the season and averaged 25 minutes played per game. Ryan O'Reilly averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 21 goals on 157 shots. He had 39 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Robin Lehner had 5 wins and 9 losses last season in net for the Sabres. He had 634 shots against him and gave up 48 goals. He made 586 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Brandon Sutter accumulated 9 total points last season for the Canucks. He had 5 goals last year with 45 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 4 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Daniel Sedin averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 28 goals on 258 shots. He had 33 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Ryan Miller had 17 wins and 24 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He had 1,634 shots against him and gave up 137 goals. He made 1,497 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres had 81 total points last season. They scored 201 goals while giving up 222 goals. They had 254 power play opportunities and scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Sabres allowed 218 power play opportunities and gave up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They averaged 29 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.31% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canucks had a total of 75 points on the season. They had 39 power play goals on 247 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. They allowed 249 power play opportunities and gave up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Sabres had a total of 191 goals scored while they gave up 243 goals during the campaign. They averaged 28 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.26%. As a team they gave up 32 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Buffalo had a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they attempted 4,317 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,600 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 48.4% as they had 3,282 attempts while they gave up 3,505 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres started possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 50.4% for the season. They had 2,427 face off wins compared to 2,488 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.4%. On defense Buffalo had 1,916 hits and they blocked 1,095 shots from the opposition.
Vancouver attempted 4,216 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,661 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 47.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 46.8% as they had 3,167 shots while they gave up 3,603 attempts on defense. The Canucks had an offensive zone percentage of 50.7% and their defensive zone percentage was 49.3% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 45.4% as they compiled 2,223 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,669 face off losses. On defense Vancouver blocked 1,058 shot attempts and they had 1,533 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres were 33-47 straight up last season
The Buffalo Sabres were 27-33-22 against the over/under
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks were 30-51 straight up last season
The Vancouver Canucks were 31-30-21 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/13/16 LW Evander Kane Ribs expected to miss 3 weeks
10/12/16 C Jack Eichel Ankle out indefinitely
Vancouver Canucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo
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