Edmonton Oilers at Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Edmonton Oilers head to KeyBank Center to take on the Buffalo Sabres on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Oilers at -153 and the Sabres at +138.
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Edmonton has a record of 8-12-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-5-2. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 59 goals and surrendered 74 goals for a point differential of -15. For the year they have an ATS mark of 8-14-0 and an over/under record of 10-11-0. Buffalo has a record of 5-13-4 including 2-7-1 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 52 goals and have given up 79 for a goal differential of -27. Their record against the spread is 5-17-0 while their over/under mark is 10-10-0.
Valuable Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 8-14-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 10-11-0 against the over/under this season
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 5-17-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 10-10-0 against the over/under this season
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
11/10/17 LW Anton Slepyshev Groin IR (11/09)
10/01/17 D Andrej Sekera Knee IR (10/03)
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
11/17/17 D Taylor Fedun Lower Body IR (11/15)
11/14/17 D Matt Tennyson Foot IR (11/05)
11/09/17 D Rasmus Ristolainen Upper Body IR (11/03)
10/13/17 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body IR (10/14)
Patrick Maroon has scored 13 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 6 goals this season with 56 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 18 minutes played per contest. Connor McDavid averages 21.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 10 goals on 64 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 28 points on the year. Cam Talbot has 8 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Oilers. He has 573 shots against him and he's surrendered 57 goals. He's made 516 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Evander Kane has 21 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 12 goals this year with 99 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 9 assists on the year and averages 20.2 minutes played per contest. Jason Pominville averages 15.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 6 goals on 43 attempts. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 14 points on the year. Robin Lehner has 4 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has 430 shots against him and he's given up 42 goals. He's made 388 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have 18 total points this year, which is 28th in the NHL. They've scored 59 goals while giving up 74 scores, which has them ranked 26th and 5th respectively. They have had 58 power play chances and scored 12 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 14th in the league. The Oilers have given up 75 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%, ranking them 29th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.80% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres are 30th in the league with a total of 14 points this season. They have 10 power play goals on 70 chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 30th in the NHL. They've given up 66 power play opportunities and surrendered 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 12th overall. As a team, the Sabres are 30th with a total of 52 goals scored while they've given up 79 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.74%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 30th overall in the NHL.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 53.9% as they've tried 1,414 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,208 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 2nd in Corsi percentage. They are 2nd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53.7% as they have 1,041 shots while they've given up 897 attempts on defense. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 55% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45% for the year. That puts them 3rd and 25th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 677 face-off wins as opposed to 675 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 16th overall in the NHL. On defense Edmonton has 636 hits and they've blocked 311 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 18th in the league.
The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the year. That ranks them 9th and 22nd respectively in the NHL. They have 669 face-off wins as opposed to 655 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 487 hits and they've blocked 285 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 27th in blocked shots. Buffalo is ranked 20th in Corsi percentage with 48.5% as they've tried 1,169 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,242 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 19th in the NHL at 48.5%, as they have 902 shots while they've given up 957 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Oilers/Sabres NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton -153
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton -153
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