Buffalo Sabres at Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 10/15/2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres head to Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Sabres at +138 and the Ducks at -172.
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Buffalo has a record of 0-3-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 0-2-0. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 9 goals and surrendered 18 goals for a point differential of -9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 0-4-0 and an over/under record of 2-1-0. Anaheim has a record of 2-2-1 including 2-1-1 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 11 goals and have given up 14 for a goal differential of -3. Their record against the spread is 2-3-0 while their over/under mark is 1-4-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 0-4-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 2-3-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/13/17 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body out indefinitely
10/09/17 LW Evan Rodrigues Hand IR (10/03)
10/08/17 D Justin Falk Calf IR (10/03)
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/14/17 GO John Gibson Upper Body injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/14/17 C Ryan Getzlaf Lower Body "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/12/17 RW Ondrej Kase Head IR (10/10)
10/05/17 GO Ryan Miller Upper Body IR (10/03)
10/02/17 C Ryan Kesler Hip IR (10/03)
10/01/17 D Hampus Lindholm Shoulder IR (10/03)
10/01/17 D Sami Vatanen Shoulder IR (10/03)
Evander Kane has scored 6 total points this year for the Sabres. He has 4 goals this season with 27 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. Jason Pominville averages 15.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 57% by tallying 4 goals on 7 attempts. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 5 points on the year. Robin Lehner has no wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Sabres. He has 91 shots against him and he's surrendered 9 goals. He's made 82 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Andrew Cogliano has 6 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 2 goals this year with 8 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 4 assists on the year and averages 17.4 minutes played per contest. Corey Perry averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 2 goals on 13 attempts. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 3 points on the year. John Gibson has 2 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Ducks. He has 155 shots against him and he's given up 12 goals. He's made 143 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 1 total point this year, which is 31st in the NHL. They've scored 9 goals while giving up 18 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 2nd respectively. They have had 16 power play chances and scored 2 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 13%. That is 20th in the league. The Sabres have given up 14 power play opportunities and surrendered 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 93%, ranking them 3rd when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.26% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 87%, which is 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks are 13th in the league with a total of 5 points this season. They've given up 26 power play opportunities and surrendered 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 18th overall. As a team, the Ducks are 17th with a total of 11 goals scored while they've given up 14 goals this season, ranking 9th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.10%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 11th overall in the NHL.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've tried 217 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 231 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 21st in Corsi percentage. They are 20th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.7% as they have 170 shots while they've given up 179 attempts on defense. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the year. That puts them 10th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 126 face-off wins as opposed to 134 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.5%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense Buffalo has 94 hits and they've blocked 52 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 18th in the league.
The Ducks are 9th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.5% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 163 face-off wins compared to 148 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.4%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 106 hits and they have blocked 98 shots from the opposition, which is 1st in the league. Anaheim is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.4% as they've attempted 293 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 338 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.2% ranks 19th as they have 232 attempts while they have given up 240 shots on the defensive end.
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