Anaheim Ducks at Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Anaheim Ducks travel to KeyBank Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Ducks at -139 and the Sabres at +126.
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Anaheim has a record of 25-18-10 this season and on the road they have a record of 11-9-7-5. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 147 goals and given up 149 goals for a point differential of -2. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-28-0 and an over/under record of 20-32-0. Buffalo is 14-29-9 including 6-15-3-1 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 117 goals and surrendered 171 for a goal differential of -54. Their record against the spread is 14-38-0 while their over/under record is 21-28-0.
Valuable Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 25-28-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 20-32-0 against the over/under this season
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 14-38-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 21-28-0 against the over/under this season
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/22/17 RW Patrick Eaves Illness IR (10/14)
02/05/18 GO John Gibson Groin is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Toronto
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
02/02/18 C Johan Larsson Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 02/08 vs NY Islanders)
01/27/18 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body IR (01/09)
Rickard Rakell has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 19 goals this year with 140 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Brandon Montour averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 6 goals on 111 shots. He has 15 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the season. John Gibson has 18 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He has 1,277 shots against him and he's given up 100 goals. He's made 1,177 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Evander Kane has scored 36 total points this year for the Sabres. He has 16 goals this season with 194 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Jack Eichel averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 20 goals on 188 shots. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 11 wins and 20 losses this year in goal for the Sabres. He has 1,140 shots against him and he's surrendered 98 goals. He's made 1,042 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks have 60 total points this season, which ranks them 15th in the NHL. They are 20th in the league in goals scored with 147 while they've given up 149 goals, ranking them 18th overall. They have had 147 power play opportunities and have scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 22nd in the NHL. The Ducks have allowed 198 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, putting them 15th in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.21% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 6th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres are 30th in the NHL with a total of 37 points this year. They have 26 power play goals on 161 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks them 27th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 153 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. That is 24th in the NHL. As a team, the Sabres are 31st in the league with 117 goals scored while they've given up 171 goals, which is 4th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.29%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 25th in the NHL.
Anaheim has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've tried 2,979 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,306 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 27th in Corsi percentage. They are 22nd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.6% as they have 2,268 shots while they've given up 2,494 attempts on defense. The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 47% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53% for the year. That puts them 30th and 1st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,657 face-off wins as opposed to 1,549 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That is 6th overall in the NHL. On defense Anaheim has 1,296 hits and they've blocked 812 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 6th in the league.
The Sabres are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.3% for the season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 1,599 face-off wins compared to 1,532 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That is 11th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 1,174 hits and they have blocked 710 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. Buffalo is 20th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.5% as they've attempted 2,835 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,015 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.4% ranks 24th as they have 2,165 attempts while they have given up 2,305 shots on the defensive end.
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