Monday, March 20, 2017
Joe Louis Arena
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The Buffalo Sabres head to Joe Louis Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, March 20, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Sabres at -175 and the Red Wings at +158. The over/under has been set at 5.
Buffalo comes into this game having played 72 games. They have an overall record of 29-31-12 and away from home they have a record of 12-19-6. The currently are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 180 goals and surrendered 210 goals for a point differential of -30. The Sabres have an overall record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-43 and an over/under record of 32-33-7. Detroit shows up with a record of 28-31-11 including 14-15-5 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 177 goals and surrendered 210 for a goal differential of -33. The Red Wings have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 20-42 while their over/under record sits at 32-30-8.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 16 goals this season with 162 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 17.4 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 19 goals on 151 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 19 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,675 shots against him and has given up 133 goals. He has made 1,542 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Thomas Vanek has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 16 goals this season with 115 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 14.5 minutes played per game. Henrik Zetterberg has averaged 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 15 goals on 162 shots. He has 44 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Petr Mrazek has 16 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has had 1,252 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,126 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Sabres have 70 total points this season. They have scored 180 goals while giving up 210 goals. They have had 215 power play opportunities and have scored 50 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sabres have allowed 208 power play opportunities and given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.73% for the season to this point. They allow 26 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Red Wings have a total of 67 points on the season. They have 31 power play goals on 224 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 206 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 177 goals scored while they've given up 210 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.17%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 47% as they've attempted 3,889 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,380 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.8% as they have 2,960 attempts while they've given up 3,368 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.7% for the season. They have 2,161 face off wins compared to 2,176 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense has 1,687 hits and they've blocked 1,012 shots from the opposition.
Detroit has attempted 3,655 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,854 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.4% as they have 2,780 shots while they've given up 2,958 attempts on defense. The Red Wings have an offensive zone percentage of 52.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.1% as they've compiled 2,174 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,997 face off losses. On defense has blocked 896 shot attempts and they have 1,378 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 27-43 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 32-33-7 against the over/under
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 20-42 straight up
The Detroit Red Wings are 32-30-8 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
03/19/17 D Justin Falk Lower Body "?" Monday vs. Detroit
03/19/17 D Cody Franson Facial "?" Monday vs. Detroit
03/14/17 D Dmitry Kulikov Upper Body out indefinitely
03/03/17 RW Kyle Okposo Ribs out indefinitely
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
Detroit Red Wings Injuries
10/15/15 C Johan Franzen Concussion out indefinitely
03/18/17 C Darren Helm Lower Body injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Buffalo
03/06/17 D Ryan Sproul Lower Body out indefinitely
02/10/17 D Jonathan Ericsson Wrist out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo -175
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