Friday, January 20, 2017
First Niagara Center
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The Detroit Red Wings travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, January 20, 2017.
Detroit comes into this matchup having played 45 games. They have an overall record of 20-19-6 and on the road they have a record of 10-9-3. Currently they are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 118 goals and given up 132 goals for a point differential of -14. The Red Wings have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-25 and an over/under record of 21-18-6. Buffalo shows up with a record of 17-18-9 including 10-8-3 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 104 goals and surrendered 124 for a goal differential of -20. The Sabres have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 16-27 while their over/under record sits at 18-22-4.
Frans Nielsen has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 9 goals this season with 90 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Henrik Zetterberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 9 goals on 97 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Petr Mrazek has 10 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has had 699 shots against him and has given up 74 goals. He has made 625 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 9 goals this season with 94 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 13 goals on 107 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 10 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 891 shots against him and has given up 71 goals. He has made 820 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Red Wings have 46 total points this season. They have scored 118 goals while giving up 132 goals. They have had 152 power play opportunities and have scored 17 goals on those chances for a percentage of 11%. The Red Wings have allowed 133 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.04% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Sabres have a total of 43 points on the season. They have 31 power play goals on 140 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 130 power play opportunities and have given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. As a team, the Red Wings have a total of 104 goals scored while they've given up 124 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.11%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Detroit has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've attempted 2,370 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,514 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.3% as they have 1,793 attempts while they've given up 1,920 shots on the defensive end. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the season. They have 1,425 face off wins compared to 1,266 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53%. On defense Detroit has 898 hits and they've blocked 594 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 2,317 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,585 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.7% as they have 1,742 shots while they've given up 1,985 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 47.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.4% as they've compiled 1,340 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,319 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 600 shot attempts and they have 1,070 hits as a unit.
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 14-25 straight up
The Detroit Red Wings are 21-18-6 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 16-27 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 18-22-4 against the over/under
Detroit Red Wings Injuries
10/27/16 C Joe Vitale Concussion out indefinitely
10/15/15 C Johan Franzen Concussion out indefinitely
01/18/17 C Darren Helm Shoulder "?" Friday vs Buffalo
01/10/17 D Brendan Smith Knee expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/10/17 D Niklas Kronwall Groin expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/03/17 GO Jimmy Howard Knee expected to miss another month
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
01/17/17 D Josh Gorges Hip expected to miss 5-7 days
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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