Friday, December 16, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The New York Islanders travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, December 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +114 and the Sabres at -126. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 28 games. They have an overall record of 11-12-5 and on the road they have a record of 2-7-1. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 73 goals and given up 85 goals for a point differential of -12. The Islanders have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-17 and an over/under record of 13-11-4. Buffalo shows up with a record of 11-11-6 including 6-6-3 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 62 goals and surrendered 75 for a goal differential of -13. The Sabres have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 10-17 while their over/under record sits at 9-15-4.
John Tavares has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 9 goals this season with 83 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Brock Nelson has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 7 goals on 63 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 18 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 5 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 611 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 554 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 6 goals this season with 65 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 9 goals on 74 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 6 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 593 shots against him and has given up 48 goals. He has made 545 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have 27 total points this season. They have scored 73 goals while giving up 85 goals. They have had 79 power play opportunities and have scored 10 goals on those chances for a percentage of 13%. The Islanders have allowed 97 power play opportunities and given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.91% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have a total of 28 points on the season. They have 21 power play goals on 93 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 Islanders have a total of 62 goals scored while they've given up 75 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.47%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 44.8% as they've attempted 1,505 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,857 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46% as they have 1,120 attempts while they've given up 1,314 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season. They have 807 face off wins compared to 842 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.9%. On defense New York has 716 hits and they've blocked 543 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 1,485 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,605 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.4% as they have 1,119 shots while they've given up 1,244 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 51.6% as they've compiled 900 face off wins this season and they have suffered 844 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 361 shot attempts and they have 656 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 10-17 straight up
The New York Islanders are 13-11-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 10-17 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 9-15-4 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
12/03/16 D Adam Pelech Upper Body expected to miss 3-5 days
11/14/16 D Dennis Seidenberg Jaw out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/13/16 D Taylor Fedun Shoulder "?" Thursday vs Detroit
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
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo -126
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