Tuesday, February 28, 2017
First Niagara Center
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The Nashville Predators head to First Niagara Center to take on the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Predators at -135 and the Sabres at +122. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Nashville comes into this game having played 62 games. They have an overall record of 31-22-9 and away from home they have a record of 12-15-2. The currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 183 goals and surrendered 173 goals for a point differential of +10. The Predators have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-31 and an over/under record of 34-24-4. Buffalo shows up with a record of 26-26-10 including 15-11-4 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 152 goals and surrendered 176 for a goal differential of -24. The Sabres have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 25-36 while their over/under record sits at 26-30-6.
Viktor Arvidsson has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Predators. He has 21 goals this season with 188 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 16.8 minutes played per game. Ryan Johansen has averaged 18.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 9 goals on 123 shots. He has 38 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 24 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,342 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,228 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Kyle Okposo has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 18 goals this season with 145 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Sam Reinhart has averaged 17.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 14 goals on 137 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 17 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,410 shots against him and has given up 108 goals. He has made 1,302 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have 71 total points this season. They have scored 183 goals while giving up 173 goals. They have had 200 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Predators have allowed 190 power play opportunities and given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.36% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have a total of 62 points on the season. They have 42 power play goals on 187 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 182 power play opportunities and have given up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Predators have a total of 152 goals scored while they've given up 176 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.26%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Nashville has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've attempted 3,612 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,453 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 2,688 attempts while they've given up 2,613 shots on the defensive end. The Predators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season. They have 1,950 face off wins compared to 1,885 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.8%. On defense has 1,249 hits and they've blocked 840 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 3,317 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,754 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.6% as they have 2,517 shots while they've given up 2,888 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 50.1% as they've compiled 1,875 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,869 face off losses. On defense has blocked 866 shot attempts and they have 1,431 hits as a unit.
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 29-31 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 34-24-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 25-36 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 26-30-6 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Lower Body out indefinitely
02/21/17 D Cody McLeod Lower Body out indefinitely
01/20/17 C Cody Bass Lower Body out for season
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out for season
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
02/27/17 GO Robin Lehner Head "?" Tuesday vs. Nashville
02/18/17 C Derek Grant Shoulder out indefinitely
02/10/17 C Zemgus Girgensons Abdominal out indefinitely
02/04/17 LW William Carrier Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville -135
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