Thursday, February 2, 2017
First Niagara Center
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The New York Rangers travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, February 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at -135 and the Sabres at +122. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 50 games. They have an overall record of 31-17-1 and on the road they have a record of 17-7-0. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 171 goals and given up 135 goals for a point differential of +36. The Rangers have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-19 and an over/under record of 27-18-5. Buffalo shows up with a record of 20-19-9 including 11-8-3 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 120 goals and surrendered 141 for a goal differential of -21. The Sabres have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 19-29 while their over/under record sits at 21-23-5.
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J.T. Miller has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 16 goals this season with 85 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 9 goals on 127 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 21 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 974 shots against him and has given up 91 goals. He has made 883 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 10 goals this season with 104 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 15 goals on 119 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 12 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 968 shots against him and has given up 77 goals. He has made 891 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have 63 total points this season. They have scored 167 goals while giving up 129 goals. They have had 150 power play opportunities and have scored 31 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Rangers have allowed 135 power play opportunities and given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.55% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have a total of 49 points on the season. They have 34 power play goals on 151 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 143 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 118 goals scored while they've given up 136 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.30%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 49.1% as they've attempted 2,677 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,780 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.4% as they have 2,025 attempts while they've given up 1,991 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 48.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.7% for the season. They have 1,357 face off wins compared to 1,501 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.5%. On defense New York has 1,035 hits and they've blocked 789 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 2,562 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,844 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.9% as they have 1,931 shots while they've given up 2,183 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 50.6% as they've compiled 1,484 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,447 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 661 shot attempts and they have 1,152 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 29-19 straight up
The New York Rangers are 27-18-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 19-29 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 21-23-5 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
01/23/17 RW Kevin Hayes Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/18/17 RW Jesper Fast Upper Body out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out for season
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
01/25/17 D Jake McCabe Shoulder out indefinitely
01/17/17 D Josh Gorges Hip out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo +122
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