Sunday, February 19, 2017
First Niagara Center
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to First Niagara Center to take on the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blackhawks at -133 and the Sabres at +119. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Chicago comes into this game having played 57 games. They have an overall record of 35-17-5 and away from home they have a record of 17-10-1. The currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 166 goals and surrendered 147 goals for a point differential of +19. The Blackhawks have an overall record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-22 and an over/under record of 24-22-11. Buffalo shows up with a record of 25-23-10 including 14-10-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 143 goals and surrendered 161 for a goal differential of -18. The Sabres have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 24-33 while their over/under record sits at 24-29-5.
Artem Anisimov has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 20 goals this season with 91 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Patrick Kane has averaged 22 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 19 goals on 203 shots. He has 39 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 22 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,142 shots against him and has given up 94 goals. He has made 1,048 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Kyle Okposo has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 18 goals this season with 139 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Sam Reinhart has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 13 goals on 131 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 16 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,305 shots against him and has given up 97 goals. He has made 1,208 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Blackhawks have 75 total points this season. They have scored 166 goals while giving up 147 goals. They have had 168 power play opportunities and have scored 33 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Blackhawks have allowed 151 power play opportunities and given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.81% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have a total of 60 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 172 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 171 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. As a team, the Blackhawks have a total of 143 goals scored while they've given up 161 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.33%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Chicago has a Corsi percentage of 50% as they've attempted 3,179 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,176 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.8% as they have 2,262 attempts while they've given up 2,372 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season. They have 1,578 face off wins compared to 1,697 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.2%. On defense Chicago has 818 hits and they've blocked 804 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 3,085 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,532 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.3% as they have 2,336 shots while they've given up 2,706 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 47.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 1,764 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,749 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 826 shot attempts and they have 1,386 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 33-22 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 24-22-11 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 24-33 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 24-29-5 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
01/30/17 D Michal Rozsival Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out for season
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/18/17 C Derek Grant Shoulder is downgraded to out indefinitely
02/18/17 D Cody Franson Foot is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. St. Louis
02/18/17 D Dmitry Kulikov Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. St. Louis
02/18/17 LW Evander Kane Illness probable Saturday vs. St. Louis
02/10/17 C Zemgus Girgensons Abdominal out indefinitely
02/04/17 LW William Carrier Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago -133
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