Thursday, January 26, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +127 and the Stars at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 47 games. They have an overall record of 20-18-9 and on the road they have a record of 9-10-6. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 115 goals and given up 132 goals for a point differential of -17. The Sabres have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 19-27 and an over/under record of 19-23-5. Dallas shows up with a record of 19-20-10 including 12-7-6 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 131 goals and surrendered 154 for a goal differential of -23. The Stars have a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 19-30 while their over/under record sits at 23-26-0.
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Sam Reinhart has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 10 goals this season with 103 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18 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 13% by scoring 15 goals on 119 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 12 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 968 shots against him and has given up 77 goals. He has made 891 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jason Spezza has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Stars. He has 7 goals this season with 92 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Tyler Seguin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 17 goals on 175 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Kari Lehtonen has 9 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 808 shots against him and has given up 80 goals. He has made 728 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Sabres have 49 total points this season. They have scored 115 goals while giving up 132 goals. They have had 149 power play opportunities and have scored 33 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Sabres have allowed 138 power play opportunities and given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.24% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Stars have a total of 48 points on the season. They have 29 power play goals on 169 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 167 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 131 goals scored while they've given up 154 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.88%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 47.5% as they've attempted 2,510 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,770 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.1% as they have 1,892 attempts while they've given up 2,126 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the season. They have 1,445 face off wins compared to 1,413 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.6%. On defense Buffalo has 1,130 hits and they've blocked 644 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 2,882 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,918 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.4% as they have 2,159 shots while they've given up 2,121 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 47.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.3% as they've compiled 1,528 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,569 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 797 shot attempts and they have 955 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 19-27 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 19-23-5 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 19-30 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 23-26-0 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
01/24/17 D Jake McCabe Shoulder "?" Thursday vs Dallas
01/17/17 D Josh Gorges Hip expected to miss 5-7 days
Dallas Stars Injuries
12/07/16 D Julius Honka Wrist out indefinitely
11/01/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee expected to miss 5-6 months
10/31/16 RW Ales Hemsky Hip expected to miss 5-6 months
01/23/17 C Radek Faksa Lower Body out indefinitely
01/20/17 D Johnny Oduya Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
01/12/17 D Jamie Oleksiak Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas -140
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