Buffalo Sabres at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 11/17/2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The Buffalo Sabres head to Little Ceasars Arena to take on the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, November 17, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Sabres at +138 and the Red Wings at -163.
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Buffalo has a record of 5-9-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 3-5-3. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 44 goals and surrendered 65 goals for a point differential of -21. For the year they have an ATS mark of 5-13-0 and an over/under record of 9-7-0. Detroit has a record of 9-8-2 including 3-2-2 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 57 goals and have given up 53 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 8-10-0 while their over/under mark is 8-10-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 5-13-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 9-7-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 8-10-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 8-10-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
11/14/17 D Matt Tennyson Foot is "?" Friday vs Detroit
11/14/17 GO Robin Lehner Undisclosed injured last game, is "?" Friday vs Detroit
11/09/17 D Rasmus Ristolainen Upper Body IR (11/07)
11/07/17 LW Evan Rodrigues Hand IR (10/03)
10/19/17 C Jacob Josefson Ankle IR (10/15)
10/13/17 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body IR (10/14)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
11/15/17 D Danny DeKeyser Ankle is "?"
11/15/17 LW Darren Helm Undisclosed is "?"
11/15/17 D Trevor Daley Upper Body left last game, is "?"
11/15/17 RW Martin Frk Lower Body is "?"
10/15/17 RW Johan Franzen Concussion IR (10/03)
Evander Kane has scored 18 total points this year for the Sabres. He has 10 goals this season with 87 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 19.8 minutes played per contest. Jason Pominville averages 15.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 6 goals on 37 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the year. Robin Lehner has 4 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Sabres. He has 349 shots against him and he's surrendered 34 goals. He's made 315 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Henrik Zetterberg has 12 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 4 goals this year with 48 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 19.7 minutes played per contest. Anthony Mantha averages 17.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 10 goals on 49 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the year. Jimmy Howard has 7 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 445 shots against him and he's given up 31 goals. He's made 414 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 14 total points this year, which is 29th in the NHL. They've scored 44 goals while giving up 65 scores, which has them ranked 30th and 3rd respectively. They have had 60 power play chances and scored 10 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 21st in the league. The Sabres have given up 53 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 14th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.84% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 15th in the league with a total of 20 points this season. They have 14 power play goals on 59 chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 6th in the NHL. They've given up 70 power play opportunities and surrendered 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 8th overall. As a team, the Red Wings are 11th with a total of 57 goals scored while they've given up 53 goals this season, ranking 16th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.50%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 7th overall in the NHL.
Buffalo is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.2%, as they've attempted 960 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,032 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49% as they have 751 attempts while they have given up 781 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 20th in the league. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time, which is 8th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season. That is 19th overall in the NHL. They have 553 face-off wins compared to 556 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That ranks them 17th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 409 hits and they have blocked 251 shots from the opposition, putting them 22nd overall.
The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 49.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the year. That ranks them 18th and 13th respectively in the NHL. They have 576 face-off wins as opposed to 610 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.6%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Detroit has 358 hits and they've blocked 236 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 26th in blocked shots. Detroit is ranked 20th in Corsi percentage with 48.6% as they've tried 1,066 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,127 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 24th in the NHL at 48.3%, as they have 833 shots while they've given up 891 attempts on defense.
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