Saturday, March 25, 2017
First Niagara Center
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The Toronto Maple Leafs travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Maple Leafs at -140 and the Sabres at +127. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Toronto comes into this matchup having played 73 games. They have an overall record of 35-23-15 and on the road they have a record of 16-13-8. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 225 goals and given up 214 goals for a point differential of +11. The Maple Leafs have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 34-38 and an over/under record of 33-36-4. Buffalo shows up with a record of 30-32-12 including 17-13-6 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 183 goals and surrendered 214 for a goal differential of -31. The Sabres have a record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 28-44 while their over/under record sits at 32-35-7.
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Valuable Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 34-38 straight up
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 33-36-4 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 28-44 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 32-35-7 against the over/under
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
10/09/16 LW Joffrey Lupul Abdominal out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
03/23/17 D Roman Polak Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Buffalo
03/23/17 C Eric Fehr Hand out indefinitely
03/17/17 RW Ben Smith Finger 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
03/24/17 LW William Carrier Knee is upgraded to "?" Saturday vs. Toronto
03/24/17 D Dmitry Kulikov Upper Body is upgraded to "?" Saturday vs. Toronto
03/24/17 RW Kyle Okposo Ribs is upgraded to "?" Saturday vs. Toronto
03/23/17 D Rasmus Ristolainen Suspension expected to miss next 3 games
03/21/17 D Justin Falk Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Toronto
03/21/17 D Cody Franson Facial "?" Saturday vs. Toronto
03/21/17 D Taylor Fedun Foot "?" Saturday vs. Toronto
02/18/17 C Derek Grant Shoulder out indefinitely
02/10/17 C Zemgus Girgensons Abdominal out indefinitely
Auston Matthews has accumulated 60 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 33 goals this season with 244 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. Nazem Kadri has averaged 16.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 30 goals on 214 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 30 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has had 1,908 shots against him and has given up 155 goals. He has made 1,753 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 44 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 27 assists on the season and averages 17.3 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 20 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,744 shots against him and has given up 137 goals. He has made 1,607 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have 85 total points this season. They have scored 225 goals while giving up 214 goals. They have had 216 power play opportunities and have scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Maple Leafs have allowed 227 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.57% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have a total of 72 points on the season. They have 52 power play goals on 218 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 216 power play opportunities and have given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Maple Leafs have a total of 183 goals scored while they've given up 214 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.20%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Toronto has a Corsi percentage of 49.9% as they've attempted 4,451 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,470 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.7% as they have 3,356 attempts while they've given up 3,396 shots on the defensive end. The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 50.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.9% for the season. They have 2,220 face off wins compared to 2,274 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense has 1,767 hits and they've blocked 1,074 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 3,997 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,500 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 3,046 shots while they've given up 3,461 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 48.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.9% as they've compiled 2,225 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,235 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,039 shot attempts and they have 1,728 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Maple Leafs/Sabres NHL game against the moneyline? Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo +127
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo +127
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