Tuesday, March 21, 2017
First Niagara Center
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The Pittsburgh Penguins head to First Niagara Center to take on the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Penguins at -180 and the Sabres at +162. The over/under has been set at 6.
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Pittsburgh comes into this game having played 71 games. They have an overall record of 45-17-9 and away from home they have a record of 16-13-6. The currently are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 249 goals and surrendered 198 goals for a point differential of +51. The Penguins have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 42-26 and an over/under record of 42-25-4. Buffalo shows up with a record of 29-31-12 including 17-12-6 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 180 goals and surrendered 210 for a goal differential of -30. The Sabres have a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 27-43 while their over/under record sits at 32-33-7.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 33 goals this season with 191 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 19.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 40 goals on 227 shots. He has 40 assists giving him a total of 80 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 27 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,213 shots against him and has given up 94 goals. He has made 1,119 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Sam Reinhart has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 16 goals this season with 162 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 17.4 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 19 goals on 151 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 19 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,675 shots against him and has given up 133 goals. He has made 1,542 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 99 total points this season. They have scored 249 goals while giving up 198 goals. They have had 235 power play opportunities and have scored 52 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Penguins have allowed 235 power play opportunities and given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.29% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sabres have a total of 70 points on the season. They have 50 power play goals on 215 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 208 power play opportunities and have given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 180 goals scored while they've given up 210 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.29%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 50.2% as they've attempted 4,211 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,176 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.4% as they have 3,210 attempts while they've given up 3,036 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.1% for the season. They have 2,138 face off wins compared to 2,333 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.8%. On defense has 1,767 hits and they've blocked 1,140 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 3,889 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,380 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.8% as they have 2,960 shots while they've given up 3,368 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 48.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.8% as they've compiled 2,161 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,176 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,012 shot attempts and they have 1,687 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 42-26 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 42-25-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 27-43 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 32-33-7 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
03/20/17 C Evgeni Malkin Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs. Buffalo
03/17/17 D Ron Hainsey Undisclosed out indefinitely
03/12/17 LW Carl Hagelin Lower Body out indefinitely
03/04/17 D Kris Letang Upper Body out indefinitely
02/23/17 D Trevor Daley Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/17/17 D Olli Maatta Hand expected to miss 6 weeks
02/13/17 RW Bryan Rust Arm 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
03/20/17 D Justin Falk Lower Body is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Detroit
03/19/17 D Cody Franson Facial is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Detroit
03/19/17 D Taylor Fedun Foot is downgraded to expected to miss Monday vs. Detroit
03/14/17 D Dmitry Kulikov Upper Body out indefinitely
03/03/17 RW Kyle Okposo Ribs out indefinitely
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 Pittsburgh -180
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