Thursday, December 22, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, December 22, 2016.
Carolina comes into this matchup having played 31 games. They have an overall record of 13-11-7 and on the road they have a record of 4-8-6. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 82 goals and given up 87 goals for a point differential of -5. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-18 and an over/under record of 13-13-5. Buffalo shows up with a record of 12-11-7 including 7-6-3 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 69 goals and surrendered 83 for a goal differential of -14. The Sabres have a record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 11-19 while their over/under record sits at 10-17-4.
Victor Rask has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 10 goals this season with 72 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 12 goals on 112 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Cam Ward has 10 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 674 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 617 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 6 goals this season with 67 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 9 goals on 77 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 7 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 628 shots against him and has given up 50 goals. He has made 578 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have 33 total points this season. They have scored 82 goals while giving up 87 goals. They have had 92 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Hurricanes have allowed 80 power play opportunities and given up 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 91%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.92% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Sabres have a total of 31 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 96 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 91 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 66 goals scored while they've given up 79 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.41%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've attempted 1,779 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,651 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.2% as they have 1,291 attempts while they've given up 1,232 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 56.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.9% for the season. They have 890 face off wins compared to 833 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.7%. On defense Carolina has 566 hits and they've blocked 419 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 1,608 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,707 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.7% as they have 1,207 shots while they've given up 1,324 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 48.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.6% as they've compiled 959 face off wins this season and they have suffered 899 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 383 shot attempts and they have 713 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 11-18 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-13-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 11-19 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 10-17-4 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/21/16 GO Eddie Lack Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/03/16 RW Hudson Fasching Groin out indefinitely
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
11/10/16 LW Tyler Ennis Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo
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