Thursday, March 3, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Calgary Flames travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Flames at +112 and the Sabres at -124. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Calgary comes into this matchup having played 63 games. They have an overall record of 26-33-4 and on the road they have a record of 9-19-3. Currently they are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 170 goals and given up 197 goals for a point differential of -27. The Flames have 4 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 1-8-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-37 and an over/under record of 32-27-4. Buffalo shows up with a record of 25-31-8 including 11-17-4 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 148 goals and surrendered 172 for a goal differential of -24. The Sabres have 8 losses in OT and 5 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 25-39 while their over/under record sits at 21-29-14.
John Gaudreau has accumulated 63 total points this season for the Flames. He has 24 goals this season with 169 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Sean Monahan has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 20 goals on 150 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Jonas Hiller has 9 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has had 591 shots against him and has given up 68 goals. He has made 523 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 187 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Sam Reinhart has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 18 goals on 119 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 14 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 931 shots against him and has given up 77 goals. He has made 854 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Flames have 56 total points this season. They have scored 168 goals while giving up 195 goals. They have had 207 power play opportunities and have scored 33 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Flames have allowed 170 power play opportunities and given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.20% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%.
The Sabres have a total of 58 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 195 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 165 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Flames have a total of 147 goals scored while they've given up 167 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.80%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Calgary has a Corsi percentage of 48.7% as they've attempted 3,471 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,651 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.2% as they have 2,529 attempts while they've given up 2,609 shots on the defensive end. The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the season. They have 1,843 face off wins compared to 1,971 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.3%. On defense Calgary has 1,291 hits and they've blocked 1,042 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 3,351 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,587 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.1% as they have 2,546 shots while they've given up 2,743 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 49% and their defensive zone percentage is 51% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 1,888 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,937 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 844 shot attempts and they have 1,500 hits as a unit.
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 25-37 straight up
The Calgary Flames are 32-27-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 25-39 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 21-29-14 against the over/under
Calgary Flames Injuries
03/01/16 G Niklas Backstrom Acquired "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
02/19/16 D Ladislav Smid Upper Body out indefinitely
02/12/16 GO Karri Ramo Knee out for season
01/28/16 D Dennis Wideman Suspension out 20 games; eligible to return Mar 14 vs St Louis
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/24/16 D Cody Franson Neck 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
Guy's Pick: Take Calgary
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