Tuesday, March 8, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The New York Rangers travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at -123 and the Sabres at +111. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this matchup having played 66 games. They have an overall record of 38-22-6 and on the road they have a record of 15-15-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 188 goals and given up 171 goals for a point differential of +17. The Rangers have 6 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-4-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-28 and an over/under record of 28-27-11. Buffalo shows up with a record of 26-31-9 including 12-17-5 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 156 goals and surrendered 178 for a goal differential of -22. The Sabres have 9 losses in OT and 6 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-3-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 26-40 while their over/under record sits at 22-29-15.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 23 goals this season with 148 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 0 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 0% by scoring 21 goals on 138 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 31 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,562 shots against him and has given up 120 goals. He has made 1,442 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 19 goals this season with 197 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 25 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 15% by scoring 18 goals on 123 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 14 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 931 shots against him and has given up 77 goals. He has made 854 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have 82 total points this season. They have scored 185 goals while giving up 169 goals. They have had 179 power play opportunities and have scored 32 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Rangers have allowed 197 power play opportunities and given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.74% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have a total of 61 points on the season. They have 41 power play goals on 205 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 169 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 155 goals scored while they've given up 172 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.94%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.8% as they've attempted 3,504 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,828 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.8% as they have 2,634 attempts while they've given up 2,768 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season. They have 1,872 face off wins compared to 1,908 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.5%. On defense New York has 1,777 hits and they've blocked 1,060 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 3,466 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,694 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.3% as they have 2,639 shots while they've given up 2,820 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 49.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 1,950 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,001 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 874 shot attempts and they have 1,529 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 37-28 straight up
The New York Rangers are 28-27-11 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 26-40 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 22-29-15 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
03/07/16 GO Henrik Lundqvist Neck "?" Tuesday vs. Buffalo
03/06/16 D Dylan McIlrath Knee injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs Buffalo
03/06/16 D Marc Staal Back "?" Tuesday vs Buffalo
02/13/16 LW Rick Nash Knee out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/24/16 D Cody Franson Neck out indefinitely
02/21/16 C Ryan O'Reilly Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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