Thursday, October 27, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Minnesota Wild travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at -147 and the Sabres at +118. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 7 games. They have an overall record of 4-2-1 and on the road they have a record of 1-2-1. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 24 goals and given up 19 goals for a point differential of +5. For the season they have an ATS record of 4-3 and an over/under record of 3-3-1. Buffalo shows up with a record of 1-2-2 including 0-1-0 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 14 goals and surrendered 16 for a goal differential of -2. Their record against the spread is 1-4 while their over/under record sits at 3-2-0.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 3 total points this season for the Wild. He has 1 goal this season with 12 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 2 goals on 15 shots. He has 5 assists giving him a total of 7 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 3 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Wild. He has had 140 shots against him and has given up 10 goals. He has made 130 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Ryan O'Reilly has accumulated 6 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 3 goals this season with 16 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 3 assists on the season and averages 23 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 Wild have 9 total points this season. They have scored 24 goals while giving up 19 goals. They have had 26 power play opportunities and have scored 3 goals on those chances for a percentage of 12%. The Wild have allowed 21 power play opportunities and given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 95%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 12.24% for the season to this point. They allow 29 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 25 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 18 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 14 goals scored while they've given up 16 goals to this point. They average 26 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.94%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've attempted 366 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 373 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50% as they have 276 attempts while they've given up 276 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season. They have 221 face off wins compared to 205 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.9%. On defense Minnesota has 123 hits and they've blocked 97 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 242 shots at full strength and they've given up 279 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 45.8% as they have 183 shots while they've given up 217 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 52.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.2% as they've compiled 174 face off wins this season and they have suffered 153 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 62 shot attempts and they have 106 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 4-3 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 3-3-1 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 1-4 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/25/16 C Erik Haula Foot "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
10/25/16 D Jared Spurgeon Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/25/16 GO Robin Lehner Illness "?" Thursday vs Minnesota
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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