Sunday, April 9, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres head to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +140 and the Lightning at -155.
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Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 33-35-12 and on the road they have a record of 13-20-6. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 199 goals and given up 230 goals for a point differential of -31. The Sabres have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 31-47 and an over/under record of 36-37-7. Tampa Bay shows up with a record of 41-30-10 including 22-14-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 230 goals and surrendered 225 for a goal differential of +5. The Lightning have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 37-40 while their over/under record sits at 37-37-7.
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Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 31-47 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 36-37-7 against the over/under
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 37-40 straight up
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 37-37-7 against the over/under
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out for season
04/08/17 LW Marcus Foligno Knee out indefinitely
04/07/17 GO Anders Nilsson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida
04/05/17 RW Kyle Okposo Illness out indefinitely
04/02/17 D Taylor Fedun Foot out indefinitely
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
04/07/17 RW J.T. Brown Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
04/07/17 D Jason Garrison Lower Body "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
04/07/17 C Steven Stamkos Knee "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
04/07/17 C Tyler Johnson Lower Body "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
04/06/17 C Cedric Paquette Lower Body out indefinitely
01/15/17 RW Ryan Callahan Hip out for season
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 175 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 17.3 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 19 goals on 156 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 23 wins and 25 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,873 shots against him and has given up 149 goals. He has made 1,724 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Nikita Kucherov has accumulated 84 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 40 goals this season with 243 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 44 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Victor Hedman has averaged 24.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 15 goals on 164 shots. He has 55 assists giving him a total of 70 points on the season. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 22 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has had 1,452 shots against him and has given up 121 goals. He has made 1,331 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 78 total points this season. They have scored 199 goals while giving up 230 goals. They have had 230 power play opportunities and have scored 57 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. The Sabres have allowed 230 power play opportunities and given up 52 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.18% for the season to this point. They allow 34 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lightning have a total of 92 points on the season. They have 62 power play goals on 269 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 257 power play opportunities and have given up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 230 goals scored while they've given up 225 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.52%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 47.3% as they've attempted 4,324 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,827 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.1% as they have 3,310 attempts while they've given up 3,724 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the season. They have 2,386 face off wins compared to 2,424 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.6%. On defense Buffalo has 1,840 hits and they've blocked 1,103 shots from the opposition.
Tampa Bay has attempted 4,537 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,364 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 3,425 shots while they've given up 3,360 attempts on defense. The Lightning have an offensive zone percentage of 50.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.6% as they've compiled 2,343 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,576 face off losses. On defense Tampa Bay has blocked 1,004 shot attempts and they have 1,828 hits as a unit.
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