Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +210 and the Blue Jackets at -235. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 75 games. They have an overall record of 31-32-12 and on the road they have a record of 13-19-6. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 188 goals and given up 216 goals for a point differential of -28. The Sabres have an overall record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-44 and an over/under record of 33-35-7. Columbus shows up with a record of 48-19-7 including 27-10-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 232 goals and surrendered 171 for a goal differential of +61. The Blue Jackets have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 46-26 while their over/under record sits at 30-39-5.
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Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 29-44 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 33-35-7 against the over/under
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 46-26 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 30-39-5 against the over/under
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out for season
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
03/25/17 D Cody Franson Facial "?" Monday vs. Florida
03/25/17 D Rasmus Ristolainen Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible to return 04/02 vs. NY Islanders)
03/25/17 D Taylor Fedun Foot "?" Monday vs. Florida
02/18/17 C Derek Grant Shoulder out indefinitely
02/10/17 C Zemgus Girgensons Abdominal out indefinitely
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
03/25/17 RW Oliver Bjorkstrand Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs. Buffalo
03/13/17 D Ryan Murray Hand out indefinitely
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 169 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 17.3 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 12% by scoring 19 goals on 153 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 21 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,778 shots against him and has given up 139 goals. He has made 1,639 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Zach Werenski has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 11 goals this season with 183 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 33 goals on 222 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 40 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,708 shots against him and has given up 113 goals. He has made 1,595 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 74 total points this season. They have scored 188 goals while giving up 216 goals. They have had 220 power play opportunities and have scored 54 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. The Sabres have allowed 219 power play opportunities and given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.28% for the season to this point. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have a total of 103 points on the season. They have 41 power play goals on 196 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 201 power play opportunities and have given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 232 goals scored while they've given up 171 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.15%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 47.1% as they've attempted 4,058 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,563 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.9% as they have 3,099 attempts while they've given up 3,509 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the season. They have 2,258 face off wins compared to 2,268 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.9%. On defense Buffalo has 1,748 hits and they've blocked 1,054 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 4,091 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,211 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.5% as they have 3,076 shots while they've given up 3,142 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 49.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.5% as they've compiled 2,192 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,329 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 1,069 shot attempts and they have 1,418 hits as a unit.
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