Sunday, February 21, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -125 and the Sabres at +105. The over/under has been set at 5.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 57 games. They have an overall record of 29-19-8 and on the road they have a record of 12-11-4. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 150 goals and given up 148 goals for a point differential of +2. The Penguins have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-27 and an over/under record of 22-25-10. Buffalo shows up with a record of 24-28-7 including 11-16-3 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 141 goals and surrendered 162 for a goal differential of -21. The Sabres have 7 losses in OT and 5 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 24-35 while their over/under record sits at 20-25-14.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 25 goals this season with 168 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 23 goals on 140 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 23 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,253 shots against him and has given up 98 goals. He has made 1,155 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 173 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan O'Reilly has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 17 goals on 131 shots. He has 32 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 13 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 906 shots against him and has given up 76 goals. He has made 830 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 66 total points this season. They have scored 146 goals while giving up 140 goals. They have had 181 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Penguins have allowed 178 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.99% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have a total of 55 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 184 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 153 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 140 goals scored while they've given up 157 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.98%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've attempted 3,244 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,094 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.1% as they have 2,466 attempts while they've given up 2,359 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season. They have 1,782 face off wins compared to 1,768 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.2%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,394 hits and they've blocked 735 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 3,104 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,281 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.4% as they have 2,363 shots while they've given up 2,518 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 48.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50% as they've compiled 1,758 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,761 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 763 shot attempts and they have 1,372 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 28-27 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 22-25-10 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 24-35 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 20-25-14 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
02/20/16 C Evgeni Malkin Lower Body expected to miss Sunday vs Buffalo
02/20/16 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Illness "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
02/04/16 RW Eric Fehr Lower Body out a month
02/02/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder out indefinitely
01/23/16 D David Warsofsky Concussion out indefinitely
01/14/16 C Nick Bonino Hand out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/20/16 D Cody Franson Neck expected to miss Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Concussion out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo
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