Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +201 and the Rangers at -225. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 36 games. They have an overall record of 13-15-8 and on the road they have a record of 6-7-5. Currently they are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 78 goals and given up 101 goals for a point differential of -23. The Sabres have an overall record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 12-23 and an over/under record of 13-19-4. New York shows up with a record of 26-12-1 including 13-6-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 135 goals and surrendered 97 for a goal differential of +38. The Rangers have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 24-13 while their over/under record sits at 21-14-4.
Kyle Okposo has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 10 goals this season with 92 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Sam Reinhart has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 8 goals on 79 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 8 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 808 shots against him and has given up 64 goals. He has made 744 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Kevin Hayes has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 11 goals this season with 66 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. J.T. Miller has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 12 goals on 73 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 16 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 700 shots against him and has given up 59 goals. He has made 641 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have 34 total points this season. They have scored 78 goals while giving up 101 goals. They have had 116 power play opportunities and have scored 25 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Sabres have allowed 111 power play opportunities and given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.35% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have a total of 53 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 121 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 107 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 135 goals scored while they've given up 97 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.85%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48% as they've attempted 1,918 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,080 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.2% as they have 1,441 attempts while they've given up 1,610 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the season. They have 1,130 face off wins compared to 1,083 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense Buffalo has 867 hits and they've blocked 470 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 2,101 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,204 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.2% as they have 1,590 shots while they've given up 1,579 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 47.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48% as they've compiled 1,086 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,178 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 625 shot attempts and they have 810 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 12-23 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 13-19-4 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 24-13 straight up
The New York Rangers are 21-14-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 LW William Carrier Hand out indefinitely
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out indefinitely
12/31/16 D Josh Gorges Hip injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs NY Rangers
12/30/16 D Dmitry Kulikov Back out indefinitely
12/27/16 C Ryan O'Reilly Appendix out indefinitely
12/03/16 RW Hudson Fasching Groin out indefinitely
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
11/10/16 LW Tyler Ennis Groin out indefinitely
New York Rangers Injuries
12/30/16 LW Rick Nash Groin expected to miss another week
11/20/16 C Mika Zibanejad Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/20/16 LW Pavel Buchnevich Back out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New York -225
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