Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks & Predictions 11/14/2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
PPG Paints Arena
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to PPG Paints Arena to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +210 and the Penguins at -235.
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Buffalo has a record of 5-9-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 3-5-2. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 40 goals and given up 60 goals for a point differential of -20. For the season they have an ATS record of 5-12-0 and an over/under record of 8-7-0. Pittsburgh has a record of 9-7-3 including 5-0-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 50 goals and surrendered 68 for a goal differential of -18. Their record against the spread is 9-10-0 while their over/under record is 10-9-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 5-12-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 8-7-0 against the over/under this season
Important Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 9-10-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 10-9-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
11/11/17 D Matt Tennyson Foot is "?" Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh
11/09/17 D Rasmus Ristolainen Upper Body IR (11/07)
11/07/17 RW Justin Bailey Lower Body IR (11/01)
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 Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
11/11/17 D Matt Hunwick Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs. Buffalo
10/23/17 RW Carter Rowney Hand IR (10/21)
Robin Lehner has 4 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has 304 shots against him and he's given up 29 goals. He's made 275 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Evander Kane has accumulated 16 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 9 goals this year with 82 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 19.8 minutes played per game. Jason Pominville averages 16.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 6 goals on 34 shots. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 13 points on the season.
Sidney Crosby has scored 13 total points this year for the Penguins. He has 5 goals this season with 60 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 20.5 minutes played per game. Matthew Murray has 9 wins and 4 losses this year in goal for the Penguins. He has 434 shots against him and he's surrendered 41 goals. He's made 393 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Evgeni Malkin averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 7 goals on 55 shots. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have allowed 48 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 14th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 7.56% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is ranked 29th in the league. The Sabres has 13 total points this season, ranking 29th in the NHL in offense. They are 30th in the league with 40 goals while they've given up 60 goals, which is 6th overall. They have had 57 power play opportunities and scored 8 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Penguins are 17th with 50 goals scored while they are 2nd in the NHL with 68 goals allowed this year. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.52%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them in 30th place in the league. The Penguins have a total of 21 points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 18 power play goals on 73 opportunities for a percentage of 25%. That ranks their power play unit 5th. They've allowed 77 power play opportunities and have given up 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, which is 21st overall.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 49% as they've tried 915 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 951 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 21st in Corsi percentage. They are 14th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.7% as they have 710 shots while they've given up 720 attempts on defense. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 54.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.9% for the year. That puts them 6th and 25th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 527 face-off wins as opposed to 515 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 11th overall in the NHL. On defense Buffalo has 381 hits and they've blocked 231 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 24th in the league.
The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 54.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.8% for the year. That ranks them 8th and 27th respectively in the NHL. They have 605 face-off wins as opposed to 621 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Pittsburgh has 410 hits and they've blocked 296 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 1st in blocked shots. Pittsburgh is ranked 11th in Corsi percentage with 50.7% as they've tried 1,145 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,114 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 52%, as they have 886 shots while they've given up 818 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Sabres/Penguins NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -235
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -235
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