Buffalo Sabres at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 10/17/2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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The Buffalo Sabres head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Sabres at +101 and the Golden Knights at -125.
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Buffalo has a record of 1-4-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 1-3-0. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 14 goals and surrendered 23 goals for a point differential of -9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 1-5-0 and an over/under record of 3-2-0. Vegas has a record of 4-1-0 including 2-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 15 goals and have given up 11 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 4-1-0 while their over/under mark is 2-3-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 1-5-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 4-1-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/15/17 RW Kyle Okposo Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Vegas
10/13/17 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body IR (10/15)
10/09/17 LW Evan Rodrigues Hand IR (10/03)
10/08/17 D Justin Falk Lower Body IR (10/03)
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/15/17 RW David Clarkson Back IR (10/03)
10/15/17 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion IR (10/03)
10/15/17 LW Erik Haula Lower Body IR (10/13)
10/15/17 C Jonathan Marchessault Lower Body IR (10/14)
10/15/17 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion IR (10/14)
10/15/17 C Reid Duke Shoulder IR (10/03)
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
Evander Kane has scored 7 total points this year for the Sabres. He has 4 goals this season with 34 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 3 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Jason Pominville averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 40% by tallying 4 goals on 10 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 6 points on the year. Robin Lehner has 0 wins and 3 losses this season in goal for the Sabres. He has 120 shots against him and he's surrendered 12 goals. He's made 108 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Nate Schmidt has 3 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 1 goal this year with 9 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 21.4 minutes played per contest. James Neal averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 35% by scoring 6 goals on 17 attempts. Marc-Andre Fleury has 3 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 134 shots against him and he's given up 10 goals. He's made 124 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 3 total points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They've scored 14 goals while giving up 23 scores, which has them ranked 21st and 2nd respectively. They have had 22 power play chances and scored 2 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 9%. That is 24th in the league. The Sabres have given up 21 power play opportunities and surrendered 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 16th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.78% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 88%, which is 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 12th in the league with a total of 8 points this season. They have 1 power play goal on 21 chances for a percentage of 5%. That is 29th in the NHL. They've given up 14 power play opportunities and surrendered 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 93%, ranking 3rd overall. As a team, the Golden Knights are 19th with a total of 15 goals scored while they've given up 11 goals this season, ranking 28th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.80%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 93%, putting them 7th overall in the NHL.
Buffalo is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.9%, as they've attempted 321 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 349 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.1% as they have 247 attempts while they have given up 267 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 22nd in the league. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time, which is 15th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the season. That is 17th overall in the NHL. They have 186 face-off wins compared to 189 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.6%. That ranks them 17th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 136 hits and they have blocked 82 shots from the opposition, putting them 9th overall.
The Golden Knights are 13th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season, which is 22nd in the NHL. They have 172 face-off wins compared to 134 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 56.2%. That is 4th in the league. On defense Vegas has 100 hits and they have blocked 68 shots from the opposition, which is 18th in the league. Vegas is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.6% as they've attempted 309 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 279 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.7% ranks 11th as they have 226 attempts while they have given up 211 shots on the defensive end.
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