Thursday, January 5, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +175 and the Blackhawks at -195. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 37 games. They have an overall record of 14-15-8 and on the road they have a record of 7-7-5. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 82 goals and given up 102 goals for a point differential of -20. The Sabres have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-23 and an over/under record of 13-20-4. Chicago shows up with a record of 23-12-5 including 13-4-4 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 109 goals and surrendered 98 for a goal differential of +11. The Blackhawks have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 21-17 while their over/under record sits at 11-19-10.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 8 goals this season with 81 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 10 goals on 94 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 8 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 808 shots against him and has given up 64 goals. He has made 744 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 11 goals this season with 129 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Artem Anisimov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 25% by scoring 16 goals on 63 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 13 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 754 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 699 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Sabres have 36 total points this season. They have scored 82 goals while giving up 102 goals. They have had 121 power play opportunities and have scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Sabres have allowed 112 power play opportunities and given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.59% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have a total of 51 points on the season. They have 23 power play goals on 124 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 108 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 109 goals scored while they've given up 98 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.47%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 47.9% as they've attempted 1,963 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,132 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.1% as they have 1,471 attempts while they've given up 1,650 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season. They have 1,160 face off wins compared to 1,109 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense Buffalo has 885 hits and they've blocked 482 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 2,198 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,200 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.3% as they have 1,560 shots while they've given up 1,669 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 54% and their defensive zone percentage is 46% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.4% as they've compiled 1,134 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,210 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 531 shot attempts and they have 600 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 13-23 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 13-20-4 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 21-17 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 11-19-10 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 LW William Carrier Hand out indefinitely
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out for season
12/30/16 D Dmitry Kulikov Back out indefinitely
12/27/16 C Ryan O'Reilly Appendix out indefinitely
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
11/10/16 LW Tyler Ennis Groin out indefinitely
01/03/17 D Josh Gorges Hip "?" Thursday vs Chicago
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/31/16 C Marcus Kruger Upper Body out indefinitely
01/02/17 RW Marian Hossa Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago -195
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