Sunday, February 14, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, February 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at -121 and the Sabres at +110. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Colorado comes into this matchup having played 58 games. They have an overall record of 29-25-4 and on the road they have a record of 17-12-0. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 157 goals and given up 160 goals for a point differential of -3. The Avalanche have 4 overtime losses including 0 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-4-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-29 and an over/under record of 27-29-2. Buffalo shows up with a record of 22-28-6 including 10-16-3 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 132 goals and surrendered 159 for a goal differential of -27. The Sabres have 6 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 22-34 while their over/under record sits at 20-23-13.
Gabriel Landeskog has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 14 goals this season with 119 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 19 goals on 193 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 21 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,185 shots against him and has given up 98 goals. He has made 1,087 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 16 goals this season with 167 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan O'Reilly has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 17 goals on 122 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 47 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%.
The Avalanche have 62 total points this season. They have scored 155 goals while giving up 160 goals. They have had 196 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Avalanche have allowed 185 power play opportunities and given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.52% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have a total of 50 points on the season. They have 35 power play goals on 174 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 139 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 131 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 7.90%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 44.4% as they've attempted 2,887 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,622 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 45.7% as they have 2,209 attempts while they've given up 2,628 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.9% for the season. They have 1,677 face off wins compared to 1,708 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.5%. On defense Colorado has 1,364 hits and they've blocked 994 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 2,950 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,093 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.5% as they have 2,238 shots while they've given up 2,380 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 49.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 1,681 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,667 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 713 shot attempts and they have 1,323 hits as a unit.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 28-29 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 27-29-2 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 22-34 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 20-23-13 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/30/15 D Brad Stuart Back out indefinitely
12/26/15 GO Reto Berra Ankle out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
02/09/16 RW Jack Skille Concussion expected to miss 1 week
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/12/16 LW Johan Larsson Lower Body "?" Sunday vs Colorado
02/12/16 C Zemgus Girgensons Upper Body "?" Sunday vs Colorado
02/12/16 C Dan Catenacci Concussion out indefinitely
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo
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