Thursday, January 12, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 40 games. They have an overall record of 16-15-9 and on the road they have a record of 7-7-6. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 93 goals and given up 110 goals for a point differential of -17. The Sabres have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 15-24 and an over/under record of 15-21-4. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 19-19-4 including 11-7-2 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 118 goals and surrendered 127 for a goal differential of -9. The Lightning have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 17-23 while their over/under record sits at 21-16-5.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 9 goals this season with 89 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 17 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 12% by scoring 12 goals on 101 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 9 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 843 shots against him and has given up 67 goals. He has made 776 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 16 goals this season with 111 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 7 goals on 83 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 10 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 658 shots against him and has given up 63 goals. He has made 595 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Sabres have 41 total points this season. They have scored 93 goals while giving up 110 goals. They have had 130 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Sabres have allowed 119 power play opportunities and given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.00% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Lightning have a total of 42 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 153 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 141 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 118 goals scored while they've given up 127 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.40%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 47.2% as they've attempted 2,104 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,354 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.6% as they have 1,581 attempts while they've given up 1,809 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the season. They have 1,236 face off wins compared to 1,202 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.7%. On defense Buffalo has 956 hits and they've blocked 545 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 2,293 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,245 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.1% as they have 1,736 shots while they've given up 1,727 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 50.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.8% as they've compiled 1,246 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,306 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 518 shot attempts and they have 904 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 15-24 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 15-21-4 against the over/under
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 17-23 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 21-16-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out for season
12/30/16 D Dmitry Kulikov Back out indefinitely
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
11/10/16 LW Tyler Ennis Groin out indefinitely
01/10/17 D Josh Gorges Hip "?" Thursday vs Tampa Bay
01/10/17 GO Robin Lehner Flu "?" Thursday vs Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/29/16 C Brayden Point Upper Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
11/16/16 C Steven Stamkos Knee out 4 months
01/10/17 GO Ben Bishop Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
01/10/17 C Brian Boyle Lower Body "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
01/08/17 D Braydon Coburn Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
01/08/17 RW J.T. Brown Head "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
01/08/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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