Saturday, January 16, 2016
First Niagara Center
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The Washington Capitals travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -195 and the Sabres at +175. The over/under has been set at 5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 43 games. They have an overall record of 33-7-3 and on the road they have a record of 16-4-2. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 143 goals and given up 91 goals for a point differential of +52. Buffalo shows up with a record of 17-22-4 including 8-13-2 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 100 goals and surrendered 117 for a goal differential of -17.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 26 goals this season with 216 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Evgeny Kuznetsov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 15 goals on 99 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 28 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 986 shots against him and has given up 66 goals. He has made 920 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Jack Eichel has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 13 goals this season with 136 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 14 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 16% by scoring 17 goals on 105 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 10 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 728 shots against him and has given up 61 goals. He has made 667 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 69 total points this season. They have scored 141 goals while giving up 90 goals. They have had 130 power play opportunities and have scored 34 goals on those chances for a percentage of 26%. The Capitals have allowed 126 power play opportunities and given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.62% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Sabres have a total of 38 points on the season. They have 27 power play goals on 135 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 100 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 99 goals scored while they've given up 114 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.75%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 31-10 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 16-19-8 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 16-26 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 15-18-10 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
01/13/16 RW Jay Beagle Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
01/13/16 D John Carlson Lower Body out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/06/15 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
01/04/16 LW Nicolas Deslauriers Foot expected to miss 3-5 weeks
01/02/16 C Tyler Ennis Upper Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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