Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at -125 and the Avalanche at +113. The over/under has been set at 5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 60 games. They have an overall record of 26-24-10 and on the road they have a record of 11-13-6. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 147 goals and given up 168 goals for a point differential of -21. The Sabres have an overall record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-34 and an over/under record of 25-29-6. Colorado shows up with a record of 16-40-3 including 7-20-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 116 goals and surrendered 196 for a goal differential of -80. The Avalanche have a record of 2-7-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 16-43 while their over/under record sits at 23-26-10.
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Kyle Okposo has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 18 goals this season with 142 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Sam Reinhart has averaged 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 13 goals on 131 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 17 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,381 shots against him and has given up 104 goals. He has made 1,277 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Nathan MacKinnon has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 12 goals this season with 189 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 20.3 minutes played per game. Matt Duchene has averaged 18.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 16 goals on 124 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Calvin Pickard has 10 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 986 shots against him and has given up 90 goals. He has made 896 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have 62 total points this season. They have scored 147 goals while giving up 168 goals. They have had 182 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sabres have allowed 177 power play opportunities and given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.30% for the season to this point. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Avalanche have a total of 35 points on the season. They have 25 power play goals on 178 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 210 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 116 goals scored while they've given up 196 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 6.98%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 46.6% as they've attempted 3,186 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,649 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.3% as they have 2,416 attempts while they've given up 2,801 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 47.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.2% for the season. They have 1,821 face off wins compared to 1,802 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.3%. On defense Buffalo has 1,417 hits and they've blocked 848 shots from the opposition.
Colorado has attempted 3,060 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,354 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.2% as they have 2,294 shots while they've given up 2,567 attempts on defense. The Avalanche have an offensive zone percentage of 48.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.4% as they've compiled 1,930 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,681 face off losses. On defense Colorado has blocked 787 shot attempts and they have 1,291 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 25-34 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 25-29-6 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 16-43 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 23-26-10 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out for season
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/19/17 C Sam Reinhart Flu "?" Saturday vs Colorado
02/18/17 C Derek Grant Shoulder out indefinitely
02/10/17 C Zemgus Girgensons Abdominal out indefinitely
02/04/17 LW William Carrier Knee out indefinitely
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
02/23/17 D Erik Johnson Fibula "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
02/20/17 D Nikita Zadorov Ankle out for season
02/16/17 RW Rene Bourque Concussion out indefinitely
01/26/17 GO Semyon Varlamov Hip out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado +113
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