Buffalo Sabres at Dallas Stars NHL Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
American Airlines Center
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Buffalo Sabres head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Stars on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Sabres at +180 and the Stars at -201.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Buffalo has a record of 4-7-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 3-4-1. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 34 goals and surrendered 48 goals for a point differential of -14. For the year they have an ATS mark of 4-9-0 and an over/under record of 8-4-0. Dallas has a record of 7-6-0 including 4-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 36 goals and have given up 38 for a goal differential of -2. Their record against the spread is 7-6-0 while their over/under mark is 7-6-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 4-9-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 8-4-0 against the over/under this season
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 7-6-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 7-6-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/21/17 D Josh Gorges Lower Body IR (10/21)
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 Dallas Stars Injuries
11/03/17 RW Brett Ritchie Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs. Buffalo
11/03/17 C Martin Hanzal Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Buffalo
Jason Pominville has scored 12 total points this year for the Sabres. He has 6 goals this season with 27 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 6 assists on the year and averages 16.4 minutes played per contest. Evander Kane averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 7 goals on 66 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the year. Robin Lehner has 3 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Sabres. He has 243 shots against him and he's surrendered 23 goals. He's made 220 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Jamie Benn has 14 total points this season for the Stars. He has 7 goals this year with 39 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Tyler Seguin averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 7 goals on 58 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the year. Ben Bishop has 6 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has 312 shots against him and he's given up 27 goals. He's made 285 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 10 total points this year, which is 26th in the NHL. They've scored 34 goals while giving up 48 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 6th respectively. They have had 44 power play chances and scored 6 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That is 26th in the league. The Sabres have given up 42 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.31% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars are 16th in the league with a total of 14 points this season. They have 12 power play goals on 39 chances for a percentage of 31%. That is 1st in the NHL. They've given up 45 power play opportunities and surrendered 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%, ranking 3rd overall. As a team, the Stars are 22nd with a total of 36 goals scored while they've given up 38 goals this season, ranking 12th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.55%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 19th overall in the NHL.
Buffalo is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.1%, as they've attempted 717 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 744 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.2% as they have 551 attempts while they have given up 570 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 18th in the league. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season. That is 17th overall in the NHL. They have 416 face-off wins compared to 409 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That ranks them 18th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 284 hits and they have blocked 174 shots from the opposition, putting them 19th overall.
The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 45.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.1% for the year. That ranks them 27th and 5th respectively in the NHL. They have 449 face-off wins as opposed to 418 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Dallas has 284 hits and they've blocked 197 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 6th in blocked shots. Dallas is ranked 9th in Corsi percentage with 51.3% as they've tried 771 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 733 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 6th in the NHL at 52.4%, as they have 589 shots while they've given up 536 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Sabres/Stars NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo +180 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo +180
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.