Tuesday, December 13, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Kings at -115 and the Sabres at +104. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Los Angeles comes into this matchup having played 27 games. They have an overall record of 14-11-2 and on the road they have a record of 4-7-1. Currently they are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 71 goals and given up 70 goals for a point differential of +1. The Kings have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-13 and an over/under record of 10-12-5. Buffalo shows up with a record of 10-11-6 including 5-6-3 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 56 goals and surrendered 72 for a goal differential of -16. The Sabres have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 9-17 while their over/under record sits at 8-15-4.
Jeff Carter has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Kings. He has 12 goals this season with 86 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Tyler Toffoli has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 5 goals on 82 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 15 points on the season. Peter Budaj has 13 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 536 shots against him and has given up 48 goals. He has made 488 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Kyle Okposo has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 9 goals this season with 73 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Sam Reinhart has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 5 goals on 63 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 14 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 5 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 560 shots against him and has given up 45 goals. He has made 515 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Kings have 30 total points this season. They have scored 71 goals while giving up 70 goals. They have had 85 power play opportunities and have scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Kings have allowed 90 power play opportunities and given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.77% for the season to this point. They allow 25 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Sabres have a total of 26 points on the season. They have 21 power play goals on 92 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 89 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. As a team, the Kings have a total of 56 goals scored while they've given up 72 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 6.97%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Los Angeles has a Corsi percentage of 54.2% as they've attempted 1,609 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,358 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 54.6% as they have 1,180 attempts while they've given up 983 shots on the defensive end. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 53.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.5% for the season. They have 846 face off wins compared to 808 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense Los Angeles has 825 hits and they've blocked 375 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 1,443 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,551 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.5% as they have 1,089 shots while they've given up 1,203 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 48.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.7% as they've compiled 872 face off wins this season and they have suffered 816 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 348 shot attempts and they have 621 hits as a unit.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 13-13 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 10-12-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 9-17 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 8-15-4 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/30/16 D Brayden McNabb Collarbone out indefinitely
10/13/16 GO Jonathan Quick Groin out 3-4 months
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/09/16 D Taylor Fedun Shoulder "?"
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
11/03/16 D Zach Bogosian Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo +104
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