Tuesday, March 1, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at +108 and the Sabres at -119. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Edmonton comes into this matchup having played 64 games. They have an overall record of 23-34-7 and on the road they have a record of 7-20-5. Currently they are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 156 goals and given up 193 goals for a point differential of -37. The Oilers have 7 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 2-6-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-41 and an over/under record of 32-28-4. Buffalo shows up with a record of 25-31-7 including 11-17-3 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 147 goals and surrendered 170 for a goal differential of -23. The Sabres have 7 losses in OT and 5 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 25-38 while their over/under record sits at 21-28-14.
Taylor Hall has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 20 goals this season with 226 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 16 goals on 103 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Anders Nilsson has 10 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 745 shots against him and has given up 74 goals. He has made 671 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 182 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. Jamie McGinn has averaged 14 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 14 goals on 109 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 27 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 Oilers have 53 total points this season. They have scored 152 goals while giving up 191 goals. They have had 185 power play opportunities and have scored 32 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Oilers have allowed 198 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.33% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have a total of 57 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 194 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 162 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 146 goals scored while they've given up 165 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.88%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've attempted 3,490 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,723 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.8% as they have 2,530 attempts while they've given up 2,767 shots on the defensive end. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season. They have 1,920 face off wins compared to 1,976 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense Edmonton has 1,413 hits and they've blocked 956 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 3,299 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,518 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.3% as they have 2,506 shots while they've given up 2,687 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 49.5% as they've compiled 1,858 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,899 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 831 shot attempts and they have 1,474 hits as a unit.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 23-41 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 32-28-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 25-38 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 21-28-14 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/21/15 D Andrew Ference Hip out for season
12/15/15 D Oscar Klefbom Staph Infection out indefinitely
02/29/16 LW Benoit Pouliot Arm injured last game, expected to miss Tuesday vs. Buffalo
02/17/16 D Eric Gryba Knee out indefinitely
01/18/16 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Hand out 6-8 weeks
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
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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