Thursday, December 1, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The New York Rangers travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at -145 and the Sabres at +131. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 24 games. They have an overall record of 16-7-1 and on the road they have a record of 7-3-0. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 88 goals and given up 59 goals for a point differential of +29. The Rangers have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-8 and an over/under record of 13-9-2. Buffalo shows up with a record of 8-9-5 including 3-4-3 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 44 goals and surrendered 57 for a goal differential of -13. The Sabres have a record of 3-4-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 7-14 while their over/under record sits at 6-14-2.
Kevin Hayes has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 10 goals this season with 36 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 28%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. J.T. Miller has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 8 goals on 55 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 19 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 11 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 476 shots against him and has given up 40 goals. He has made 436 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Kyle Okposo has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 7 goals this season with 61 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Sam Reinhart has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 5 goals on 56 shots. He has 7 assists giving him a total of 12 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 5 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 466 shots against him and has given up 37 goals. He has made 429 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have 33 total points this season. They have scored 88 goals while giving up 59 goals. They have had 71 power play opportunities and have scored 15 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Rangers have allowed 62 power play opportunities and given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 12.83% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have a total of 21 points on the season. They have 17 power play goals on 75 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 75 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 44 goals scored while they've given up 57 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 6.80%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.5% as they've attempted 1,249 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,381 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 951 attempts while they've given up 967 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 47.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.5% for the season. They have 701 face off wins compared to 722 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.3%. On defense New York has 477 hits and they've blocked 414 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 1,161 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,270 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.2% as they have 882 shots while they've given up 985 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 47.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.5% as they've compiled 710 face off wins this season and they have suffered 668 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 285 shot attempts and they have 498 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 16-8 straight up
The New York Rangers are 13-9-2 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 7-14 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 6-14-2 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
11/20/16 C Mika Zibanejad Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/20/16 LW Pavel Buchnevich Back expected to miss 5-7 days
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
11/29/16 GO Robin Lehner Lower Body left last game, "?" Thursday vs NY Rangers
11/23/16 D Dmitry Kulikov Back 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
10/31/16 LW Nicolas Deslauriers Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New York -145
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