Ottawa Senators at Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks & Predictions 12/12/2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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The Ottawa Senators travel to KeyBank Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Senators at -115 and the Sabres at +104.
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Ottawa has a record of 9-12-7 this season and on the road they have a record of 5-7-2. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 77 goals and given up 98 goals for a point differential of -21. For the season they have an ATS record of 9-19-0 and an over/under record of 15-13-0. Buffalo is 7-17-6 including 3-9-1 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 64 goals and surrendered 102 for a goal differential of -38. Their record against the spread is 7-23-0 while their over/under record is 11-16-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 9-19-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 15-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 7-23-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 11-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/20/17 D Mark Borowiecki Concussion IR (11/19)
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/10/17 D Nathan Beaulieu Illness is "?" Tuesday vs Ottawa
11/27/17 C Jacob Josefson Ankle IR (11/26)
11/17/17 D Taylor Fedun Lower Body IR (11/15)
Mike Hoffman has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Senators. He has 9 goals this year with 94 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 18.9 minutes played per game. Mark Stone averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 14 goals on 68 shots. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Craig Anderson has 7 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 602 shots against him and he's given up 63 goals. He's made 539 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Jason Pominville has scored 16 total points this year for the Sabres. He has 8 goals this season with 64 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 15.4 minutes played per game. Evander Kane averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 13 goals on 130 shots. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 6 wins and 12 losses this year in goal for the Sabres. He has 670 shots against him and he's surrendered 60 goals. He's made 610 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have 25 total points this season, which ranks them 29th in the NHL. They are 29th in the league in goals scored with 77 while they've given up 98 goals, ranking them 8th overall. They have had 106 power play opportunities and have scored 17 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 28th in the NHL. The Senators have allowed 83 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, putting them 26th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.01% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%. That puts them 31st in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres are 30th in the NHL with a total of 20 points this year. They have 12 power play goals on 96 opportunities for a percentage of 13%. That ranks them 30th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 94 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. That is 16th in the NHL. As a team, the Sabres are 31st in the league with 64 goals scored while they've given up 102 goals, which is 3rd overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 6.90%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 25th in the NHL.
Ottawa is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.2%, as they've attempted 1,622 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,676 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.7% as they have 1,206 attempts while they have given up 1,221 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 17th in the league. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time, which is 9th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 888 face-off wins compared to 830 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That ranks them 6th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 634 hits and they have blocked 455 shots from the opposition, putting them 7th overall.
The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.4% for the year. That ranks them 7th and 23rd respectively in the NHL. They have 933 face-off wins as opposed to 888 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.2%. That is 11th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 701 hits and they've blocked 426 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 20th in blocked shots. Buffalo is ranked 24th in Corsi percentage with 48.3% as they've tried 1,628 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,745 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 18th in the NHL at 48.5%, as they have 1,244 shots while they've given up 1,319 attempts on defense.
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