Monday, March 27, 2017
First Niagara Center
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The Florida Panthers travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, March 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Panthers at -120 and the Sabres at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Florida comes into this matchup having played 74 games. They have an overall record of 33-30-11 and on the road they have a record of 15-13-8. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 193 goals and given up 209 goals for a point differential of -16. The Panthers have an overall record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-41 and an over/under record of 32-32-10. Buffalo shows up with a record of 31-32-12 including 18-13-6 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 188 goals and surrendered 216 for a goal differential of -28. The Sabres have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 29-44 while their over/under record sits at 33-35-7.
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Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 28-41 straight up
The Florida Panthers are 32-32-10 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 29-44 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 33-35-7 against the over/under
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
03/25/17 D Aaron Ekblad Neck out indefinitely
03/25/17 RW Jaromir Jagr Lower Body injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Buffalo
03/03/17 GO Roberto Luongo Hip out indefinitely
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out for season
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
03/25/17 D Cody Franson Facial "?" Monday vs. Florida
03/25/17 D Rasmus Ristolainen Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible to return 04/02 vs. NY Islanders)
03/25/17 D Taylor Fedun Foot "?" Monday vs. Florida
02/18/17 C Derek Grant Shoulder out indefinitely
02/10/17 C Zemgus Girgensons Abdominal out indefinitely
Jaromir Jagr has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 14 goals this season with 155 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Vincent Trocheck has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 22 goals on 212 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. James Reimer has 16 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has had 1,081 shots against him and has given up 87 goals. He has made 994 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 45 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 169 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 17.3 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 19 goals on 153 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 21 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,778 shots against him and has given up 139 goals. He has made 1,639 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have 77 total points this season. They have scored 193 goals while giving up 209 goals. They have had 242 power play opportunities and have scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Panthers have allowed 223 power play opportunities and given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.02% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have a total of 74 points on the season. They have 54 power play goals on 220 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 25%. They have allowed 219 power play opportunities and have given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Panthers have a total of 188 goals scored while they've given up 216 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.28%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Florida has a Corsi percentage of 52% as they've attempted 4,248 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,929 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.5% as they have 3,282 attempts while they've given up 3,095 shots on the defensive end. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the season. They have 2,165 face off wins compared to 2,374 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.7%. On defense Florida has 1,535 hits and they've blocked 834 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 4,058 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,563 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.9% as they have 3,099 shots while they've given up 3,509 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 48.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.9% as they've compiled 2,258 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,268 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 1,054 shot attempts and they have 1,748 hits as a unit.
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