Buffalo Sabres at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Sabres at +120 and the Canadiens at -143.
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Buffalo has a record of 5-13-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 3-6-3. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 52 goals and surrendered 79 goals for a point differential of -27. For the year they have an ATS mark of 5-17-0 and an over/under record of 10-10-0. Montreal has a record of 8-12-3 including 4-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 54 goals and have given up 80 for a goal differential of -26. Their record against the spread is 8-15-0 while their over/under mark is 11-10-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 5-17-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 10-10-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 8-15-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 11-10-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
11/17/17 D Taylor Fedun Lower Body IR (11/15)
11/14/17 D Matt Tennyson Foot IR (11/05)
11/09/17 D Rasmus Ristolainen Upper Body IR (11/03)
10/13/17 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body IR (10/14)
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/24/17 D Shea Weber Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs. Buffalo
11/15/17 LW Artturi Lehkonen Lower Body IR (11/13)
11/12/17 GO Al Montoya Concussion IR (11/09)
11/10/17 GO Carey Price Lower Body IR (11/02)
10/30/17 LW Nikita Scherbak Knee IR (10/26)
10/24/17 D David Schlemko Hand IR (10/02)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Upper Body IR (10/20)
Jason Pominville has scored 14 total points this year for the Sabres. He has 6 goals this season with 43 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 15.6 minutes played per contest. Evander Kane averages 20.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 12 goals on 99 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the year. Robin Lehner has 4 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Sabres. He has 430 shots against him and he's surrendered 42 goals. He's made 388 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Brendan Gallagher has 14 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 9 goals this year with 69 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 15.3 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Drouin averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 3 goals on 59 attempts. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the year. Charlie Lindgren has 3 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 250 shots against him and he's given up 19 goals. He's made 231 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 14 total points this year, which is 30th in the NHL. They've scored 52 goals while giving up 79 scores, which has them ranked 30th and 4th respectively. They have had 70 power play chances and scored 10 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That is 30th in the league. The Sabres have given up 66 power play opportunities and surrendered 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 12th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.74% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens are 27th in the league with a total of 19 points this season. They have 12 power play goals on 82 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the NHL. They've given up 77 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 27th overall. As a team, the Canadiens are 29th with a total of 54 goals scored while they've given up 80 goals this season, ranking 2nd in goals against. They average 36 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 6.52%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 29th overall in the NHL.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've tried 1,169 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,242 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 20th in Corsi percentage. They are 19th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.5% as they have 902 shots while they've given up 957 attempts on defense. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the year. That puts them 9th and 22nd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 669 face-off wins as opposed to 655 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That is 10th overall in the NHL. On defense Buffalo has 487 hits and they've blocked 285 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 27th in the league.
The Canadiens are 4th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.4% for the season, which is 26th in the NHL. They have 728 face-off wins compared to 764 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.8%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense Montreal has 566 hits and they have blocked 337 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. Montreal is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.4% as they've attempted 1,504 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,311 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53.5% ranks 3rd as they have 1,121 attempts while they have given up 974 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Sabres/Canadiens NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo +120
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo +120
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