Saturday, October 29, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Florida Panthers travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Panthers at -125 and the Sabres at +101. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Florida comes into this matchup having played 7 games. They have an overall record of 3-3-1 and on the road they have a record of 0-2-1. Currently they are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 20 goals and given up 18 goals for a point differential of +2. For the season they have an ATS record of 3-4 and an over/under record of 3-2-2. Buffalo shows up with a record of 1-3-2 including 0-2-0 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 14 goals and surrendered 20 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 1-5 while their over/under record sits at 3-3-0.
Aleksander Barkov has accumulated 5 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 2 goals this season with 12 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 3 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jon Marchessault has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 5 goals on 23 shots. He has 5 assists giving him a total of 10 points on the season. Roberto Luongo has 3 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has had 131 shots against him and has given up 11 goals. He has made 120 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan O'Reilly has accumulated 6 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 3 goals this season with 17 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 3 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Rasmus Ristolainen has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game. He has 6 assists giving him a total of 6 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 1 win and 2 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 111 shots against him and has given up 12 goals. He has made 99 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
The Panthers have 7 total points this season. They have scored 20 goals while giving up 18 goals. They have had 25 power play opportunities and have scored 4 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Panthers have allowed 15 power play opportunities and given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.01% for the season to this point. They allow 26 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have a total of 4 points on the season. They have 6 power play goals on 27 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 20 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Panthers have a total of 14 goals scored while they've given up 20 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.43%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Florida has a Corsi percentage of 56.7% as they've attempted 405 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 309 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 57.2% as they have 318 attempts while they've given up 238 shots on the defensive end. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 61.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 38.8% for the season. They have 214 face off wins compared to 205 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense Florida has 139 hits and they've blocked 71 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 303 shots at full strength and they've given up 321 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.2% as they have 233 shots while they've given up 250 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 52.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 54.8% as they've compiled 211 face off wins this season and they have suffered 174 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 71 shot attempts and they have 126 hits as a unit.
Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 3-4 straight up
The Florida Panthers are 3-2-2 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 1-5 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Florida Panthers Injuries
10/27/16 LW Jussi Jokinen Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
10/10/16 LW Jonathan Huberdeau Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
10/08/16 C Nick Bjugstad Hand expected to miss 4 weeks
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/27/16 GO Robin Lehner Illness "?" Saturday vs Florida
10/13/16 LW Evander Kane Ribs expected to miss 3 weeks
10/12/16 C Jack Eichel Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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