Saturday, November 19, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -175 and the Sabres at +158. The over/under has been set at 5.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 16 games. They have an overall record of 10-4-2 and on the road they have a record of 3-3-1. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 48 goals and given up 46 goals for a point differential of +2. The Penguins have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 9-6 and an over/under record of 8-4-4. Buffalo shows up with a record of 5-8-4 including 1-4-2 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 31 goals and surrendered 45 for a goal differential of -14. The Sabres have a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 5-12 while their over/under record sits at 4-11-2.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 8 goals this season with 41 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Patric Hornqvist has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 5 goals on 62 shots. He has 8 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 6 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 393 shots against him and has given up 38 goals. He has made 355 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Ryan O'Reilly has accumulated 9 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 4 goals this season with 43 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 5 goals on 44 shots. He has 5 assists giving him a total of 10 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 4 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 405 shots against him and has given up 33 goals. He has made 372 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 22 total points this season. They have scored 48 goals while giving up 46 goals. They have had 55 power play opportunities and have scored 13 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Penguins have allowed 63 power play opportunities and given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.41% for the season to this point. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have a total of 14 points on the season. They have 11 power play goals on 53 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 61 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 31 goals scored while they've given up 45 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 6.35%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've attempted 922 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 982 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.4% as they have 699 attempts while they've given up 716 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season. They have 506 face off wins compared to 562 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.4%. On defense Pittsburgh has 396 hits and they've blocked 266 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 864 shots at full strength and they've given up 960 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.7% as they have 654 shots while they've given up 746 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 46.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 53.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.8% as they've compiled 563 face off wins this season and they have suffered 504 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 214 shot attempts and they have 389 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 9-6 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 8-4-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 5-12 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 4-11-2 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
11/18/16 LW Chris Kunitz Lower Body is upgraded to probable Friday vs. NY Islanders
11/18/16 GO Matt Murray Facial is upgraded to expected to start Friday vs. NY Islanders
11/17/16 RW Patric Hornqvist Concussion expected to miss Friday vs NY Islanders
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
11/18/16 C Ryan O'Reilly Abdominal is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Pittsburgh
11/17/16 D Dmitry Kulikov Abdominal "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
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
10/12/16 C Jack Eichel Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -175
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