Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +158 and the Bruins at -175.
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Buffalo has a record of 1-4-2 this season and on the road they have a record of 1-3-1. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 18 goals and given up 28 goals for a point differential of -10. For the season they have an ATS record of 1-6-0 and an over/under record of 4-2-0. Boston has a record of 3-3-0 including 2-1-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 20 goals and surrendered 21 for a goal differential of -1. Their record against the spread is 3-3-0 while their over/under record is 4-2-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 1-6-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 3-3-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
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 Boston Bruins Injuries
10/20/17 C David Krejci Upper Body injured last game, is "?"
10/19/17 GO Tuukka Rask Concussion is out indefinitely
10/18/17 C Ryan Spooner Lower Body is OUT 4-6 weeks
10/09/17 C Noel Acciari Finger IR (10/07)
Robin Lehner has 0 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has 120 shots against him and he's given up 12 goals. He's made 108 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Evander Kane has accumulated 10 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 5 goals this year with 39 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 20.3 minutes played per game. Jason Pominville averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 33% by scoring 4 goals on 12 shots. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the season.
David Krejci has scored 6 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 1 goal this season with 7 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 5 assists on the season and averages 17.3 minutes played per game. Anton Khudobin has 2 wins and 0 losses this year in goal for the Bruins. He has 69 shots against him and he's surrendered 5 goals. He's made 64 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Jake Debrusk averages 14.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 2 goals on 14 shots. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 4 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have allowed 26 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 17th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.41% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 88%, which is ranked 29th in the league. The Sabres has 4 total points this season, ranking 24th in the NHL in offense. They are 20th in the league with 18 goals while they've given up 28 goals, which is 4th overall. They have had 27 power play opportunities and scored 5 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 18th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Bruins are 14th with 20 goals scored while they are 10th in the NHL with 21 goals allowed this year. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.76%. They give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 88%, putting them in 26th place in the league. The Bruins have a total of 6 points this year, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 8 power play goals on 27 opportunities for a percentage of 30%. That ranks their power play unit 2nd. They've allowed 26 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, which is 16th overall.
Buffalo is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.8%, as they've attempted 391 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 410 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.2% as they have 300 attempts while they have given up 310 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 17th in the league. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season. That is 21st overall in the NHL. They have 219 face-off wins compared to 220 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That ranks them 18th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 152 hits and they have blocked 100 shots from the opposition, putting them 11th overall.
The Bruins are 8th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 203 face-off wins compared to 186 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.2%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Boston has 135 hits and they have blocked 74 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. Boston is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50% as they've attempted 332 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 332 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.5% ranks 14th as they have 253 attempts while they have given up 258 shots on the defensive end.
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