Saturday, January 7, 2017
First Niagara Center
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The Winnipeg Jets travel to First Niagara Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
Winnipeg comes into this matchup having played 41 games. They have an overall record of 19-19-3 and on the road they have a record of 9-11-2. Currently they are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 113 goals and given up 122 goals for a point differential of -9. The Jets have an overall record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-22 and an over/under record of 16-20-5. Buffalo shows up with a record of 14-15-9 including 7-8-3 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 85 goals and surrendered 106 for a goal differential of -21. The Sabres have a record of 3-4-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 13-24 while their over/under record sits at 14-20-4.
Mark Scheifele has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Jets. He has 17 goals this season with 85 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Blake Wheeler has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 11 goals on 119 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Connor Hellebuyck has 15 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Jets. He has had 839 shots against him and has given up 75 goals. He has made 764 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 8 goals this season with 83 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 17 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 12 goals on 97 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 8 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 808 shots against him and has given up 64 goals. He has made 744 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Jets have 41 total points this season. They have scored 113 goals while giving up 122 goals. They have had 131 power play opportunities and have scored 22 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Jets have allowed 149 power play opportunities and given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.61% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Sabres have a total of 37 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 124 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 114 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%. As a team, the Jets have a total of 85 goals scored while they've given up 106 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.73%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Winnipeg has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've attempted 2,130 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,262 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.8% as they have 1,609 attempts while they've given up 1,689 shots on the defensive end. The Jets start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season. They have 1,135 face off wins compared to 1,267 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.3%. On defense Winnipeg has 958 hits and they've blocked 573 shots from the opposition.
Buffalo has attempted 2,007 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,213 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.8% as they have 1,502 shots while they've given up 1,704 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 51.2% as they've compiled 1,184 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,130 face off losses. On defense Buffalo has blocked 509 shot attempts and they have 920 hits as a unit.
Winnipeg Jets Betting Trends
The Winnipeg Jets are 17-22 straight up
The Winnipeg Jets are 16-20-5 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 13-24 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 14-20-4 against the over/under
Winnipeg Jets Injuries
12/30/16 D Marko Dano Lower Body expected to miss 8 weeks
11/23/16 D Tyler Myers Lower Body out indefinitely
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/31/16 LW William Carrier Hand out indefinitely
12/31/16 C Johan Larsson Wrist out for season
12/30/16 D Dmitry Kulikov Back out indefinitely
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
11/10/16 LW Tyler Ennis Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo
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