Buffalo Sabres at Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 11/2/2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Gila River Arena
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The Buffalo Sabres head to Gila River Arena to take on the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Sabres at -108 and the Coyotes at -102.
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Buffalo has a record of 3-7-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 2-4-1. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 29 goals and surrendered 44 goals for a point differential of -15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 3-9-0 and an over/under record of 7-4-0. Arizona has a record of 1-11-1 including 0-4-1 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 33 goals and have given up 56 for a goal differential of -23. Their record against the spread is 1-11-0 while their over/under mark is 9-2-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 3-9-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 7-4-0 against the over/under this season
Important Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 1-11-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 9-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/28/17 D Nathan Beaulieu Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs. Arizona
10/21/17 D Josh Gorges Lower Body IR (10/21)
10/19/17 C Jacob Josefson Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/13/17 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body IR (10/15)
10/09/17 LW Evan Rodrigues Hand IR (10/03)
10/08/17 D Justin Falk Lower Body IR (10/03)
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
10/29/17 GO Antti Raanta Lower Body IR (10/12)
10/10/17 D Jakob Chychrun Knee IR (10/02)
Jason Pominville has scored 12 total points this year for the Sabres. He has 6 goals this season with 26 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 6 assists on the year and averages 16.6 minutes played per contest. Evander Kane averages 19.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 6 goals on 60 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 12 points on the year. Robin Lehner has 2 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Sabres. He has 214 shots against him and he's surrendered 19 goals. He's made 195 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Derek Stepan has 7 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 2 goals this year with 40 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Clayton Keller averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 9 goals on 49 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 15 points on the year. Louis Domingue has 0 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has 194 shots against him and he's given up 28 goals. He's made 166 saves for a save percentage of 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 8 total points this year, which is 29th in the NHL. They've scored 29 goals while giving up 44 scores, which has them ranked 27th and 5th respectively. They have had 42 power play chances and scored 6 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That is 23rd in the league. The Sabres have given up 40 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 12th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.67% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes are 31st in the league with a total of 3 points this season. They have 8 power play goals on 46 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 31 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 68%, ranking 31st overall. As a team, the Coyotes are 20th with a total of 33 goals scored while they've given up 56 goals this season, ranking 1st in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.99%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 87%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 49.4% as they've tried 662 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 679 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 20th in Corsi percentage. They are 18th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.3% as they have 509 shots while they've given up 523 attempts on defense. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the year. That puts them 11th and 18th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 389 face-off wins as opposed to 383 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 18th overall in the NHL. On defense Buffalo has 265 hits and they've blocked 156 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 24th in the league.
The Coyotes are 17th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.9% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 413 face-off wins compared to 469 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.8%. That is 25th in the league. On defense Arizona has 334 hits and they have blocked 177 shots from the opposition, which is 8th in the league. Arizona is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.1% as they've attempted 774 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 770 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.4% ranks 16th as they have 578 attempts while they have given up 593 shots on the defensive end.
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