Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +113 and the Canadiens at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 48 games. They have an overall record of 20-19-9 and on the road they have a record of 9-11-6. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 118 goals and given up 136 goals for a point differential of -18. The Sabres have an overall record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 19-28 and an over/under record of 20-23-5. Montreal shows up with a record of 29-14-7 including 17-5-3 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 150 goals and surrendered 125 for a goal differential of +25. The Canadiens have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 28-21 while their over/under record sits at 21-20-9.
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Sam Reinhart has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 10 goals this season with 104 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%.
Alexander Radulov has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 94 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 21 goals on 156 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Carey Price has 22 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,093 shots against him and has given up 86 goals. He has made 1,007 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 49 total points this season. They have scored 118 goals while giving up 136 goals. They have had 151 power play opportunities and have scored 34 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sabres have allowed 143 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.30% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have a total of 65 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 154 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 177 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 150 goals scored while they've given up 125 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.03%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've attempted 2,562 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,844 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.9% as they have 1,931 attempts while they've given up 2,183 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the season. They have 1,484 face off wins compared to 1,447 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.6%. On defense Buffalo has 1,152 hits and they've blocked 661 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 2,857 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,765 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.8% as they have 2,080 shots while they've given up 2,016 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 49.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.3% as they've compiled 1,554 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,534 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 749 shot attempts and they have 1,032 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 19-28 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 20-23-5 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 28-21 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-20-9 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
01/25/17 D Jake McCabe Shoulder out indefinitely
01/17/17 D Josh Gorges Hip out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/10/16 D Greg Pateryn Ankle expected to miss 8 weeks
12/07/16 C David Desharnais Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
01/26/17 C Alex Galchenyuk Knee "?" Tuesday vs Buffalo
01/19/17 D Andrei Markov Groin out indefinitely
01/04/17 RW Brendan Gallagher Hand expected to miss 8 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal -125
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