Monday, April 3, 2017
First Niagara Center
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The Toronto Maple Leafs travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, April 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Maple Leafs at -150 and the Sabres at +136.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Toronto comes into this matchup having played 77 games. They have an overall record of 38-24-15 and on the road they have a record of 18-14-8. Currently they are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 238 goals and given up 226 goals for a point differential of +12. 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 37-39 and an over/under record of 35-38-4. Buffalo shows up with a record of 32-33-12 including 19-13-6 at home this season. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 193 goals and surrendered 221 for a goal differential of -28. The Sabres have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 30-45 while their over/under record sits at 34-36-7.
For expert handicapping advice on this game check out our NHL expert handicapper tips.
Valuable Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 37-39 straight up
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 35-38-4 against the over/under
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 30-45 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 34-36-7 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 C Eric Fehr Hand 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
04/01/17 D Cody Franson Facial is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. NY Islanders
04/01/17 RW Kyle Okposo Illness is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. NY Islanders
04/01/17 D Rasmus Ristolainen Suspension probable Sunday vs. NY Islanders
03/28/17 D Taylor Fedun Foot "?" Sunday vs. NY Islanders
02/18/17 C Derek Grant Shoulder out indefinitely
02/10/17 C Zemgus Girgensons Abdominal out indefinitely
Auston Matthews has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 38 goals this season with 262 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 28 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 223 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 32 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has had 1,996 shots against him and has given up 162 goals. He has made 1,834 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 17 goals this season with 170 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 17.3 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 19 goals on 156 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 22 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 1,810 shots against him and has given up 141 goals. He has made 1,669 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have 91 total points this season. They have scored 238 goals while giving up 226 goals. They have had 227 power play opportunities and have scored 54 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Maple Leafs have allowed 241 power play opportunities and given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.69% 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 76 points on the season. They have 57 power play goals on 225 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 25%. They have allowed 225 power play opportunities and have given up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Maple Leafs have a total of 193 goals scored while they've given up 221 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.23%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Toronto has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've attempted 4,657 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,708 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.4% as they have 3,506 attempts while they've given up 3,590 shots on the defensive end. The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 49.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the season. They have 2,341 face off wins compared to 2,394 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense Toronto has 1,838 hits and they've blocked 1,118 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 4,168 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,661 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.1% as they have 3,187 shots while they've given up 3,586 attempts on defense. The Sabres have an offensive zone percentage of 48.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.7% as they've compiled 2,307 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,335 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 1,075 shot attempts and they have 1,783 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Maple Leafs/Sabres NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo +136 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo +136
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.