Friday, November 25, 2016
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Friday, November 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +197 and the Capitals at -220. The over/under has been set at 5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 20 games. They have an overall record of 7-8-5 and on the road they have a record of 4-4-2. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 38 goals and given up 50 goals for a point differential of -12. The Sabres have an overall record of 3-4-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 6-13 and an over/under record of 5-13-2. Washington shows up with a record of 12-5-2 including 7-3-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 52 goals and surrendered 43 for a goal differential of +9. The Capitals have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 12-7 while their over/under record sits at 8-7-4.
Kyle Okposo has accumulated 12 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 6 goals this season with 52 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 6 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 9% by scoring 4 goals on 43 shots. He has 5 assists giving him a total of 9 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 5 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 436 shots against him and has given up 35 goals. He has made 401 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Marcus Johansson has accumulated 13 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 7 goals this season with 34 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Alex Ovechkin has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 9 goals on 75 shots. He has 4 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 9 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 382 shots against him and has given up 28 goals. He has made 354 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Sabres have 19 total points this season. They have scored 38 goals while giving up 50 goals. They have had 66 power play opportunities and have scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Sabres have allowed 67 power play opportunities and given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 6.48% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Capitals have a total of 26 points on the season. They have 9 power play goals on 56 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 60 power play opportunities and have given up 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 52 goals scored while they've given up 43 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.15%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 47.1% as they've attempted 975 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,093 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.4% as they have 737 attempts while they've given up 851 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 46.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.1% for the season. They have 624 face off wins compared to 567 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52.4%. On defense Buffalo has 433 hits and they've blocked 242 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 1,019 shots at full strength and they've given up 912 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.6% as they have 748 shots while they've given up 701 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 55.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 44.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.9% as they've compiled 548 face off wins this season and they have suffered 529 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 211 shot attempts and they have 348 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 6-13 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 5-13-2 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 12-7 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 8-7-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
11/23/16 D Dmitry Kulikov Abdominal out indefinitely
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
11/10/16 LW Tyler Ennis Groin out indefinitely
11/03/16 D Zach Bogosian Knee out indefinitely
10/31/16 LW Nicolas Deslauriers Knee out indefinitely
10/12/16 C Jack Eichel Ankle out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
11/19/16 RW T.J. Oshie Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -220
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