Friday, April 8, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, April 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +113 and the Sabres at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 32-40-8 and on the road they have a record of 15-23-2. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 210 goals and given up 247 goals for a point differential of -37. The Blue Jackets have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-6-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-48 and an over/under record of 40-35-5. Buffalo shows up with a record of 34-35-11 including 16-18-6 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 196 goals and surrendered 215 for a goal differential of -19. The Sabres have 11 losses in OT and 7 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 33-46 while their over/under record sits at 26-32-22.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 14 goals this season with 181 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 44 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 21 goals on 145 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 14 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,023 shots against him and has given up 93 goals. He has made 930 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Ryan O'Reilly has accumulated 59 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 21 goals this season with 152 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 38 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Jack Eichel has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 24 goals on 233 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 54 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 22 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,270 shots against him and has given up 102 goals. He has made 1,168 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blue Jackets have 72 total points this season. They have scored 204 goals while giving up 243 goals. They have had 244 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 270 power play opportunities and given up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.75% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Sabres have a total of 79 points on the season. They have 47 power play goals on 248 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 215 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 194 goals scored while they've given up 208 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.23%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 47.7% as they've attempted 4,265 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,684 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48% as they have 3,187 attempts while they've given up 3,448 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season. They have 2,412 face off wins compared to 2,516 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.9%. On defense Columbus has 2,096 hits and they've blocked 1,236 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 4,199 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,498 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.2% as they have 3,189 shots while they've given up 3,429 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 49.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 2,376 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,431 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 1,069 shot attempts and they have 1,877 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 28-48 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 40-35-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 33-46 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 26-32-22 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
04/07/16 D Cody Goloubef Oblique is downgraded to out indefinitely
03/31/16 D Fedor Tyutin Undisclosed out indefinitely
03/20/16 RW David Clarkson Concussion out indefinitely
03/19/16 GO Curtis McElhinney Knee out for season
02/26/16 D Jack Johnson Shoulder out for season
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
03/31/16 LW Evander Kane Upper Body out for season
03/30/16 GO Robin Lehner Ankle out for season
03/25/16 GO Jason Kasdorf Groin out indefinitely
02/24/16 D Cody Franson Concussion likely out for season
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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