Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks & Predictions 2/25/2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
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The Boston Bruins travel to KeyBank Center to play the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at -165 and the Sabres at +149.
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Boston has a record of 37-13-8 this season and on the road they have a record of 18-6-4-2. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 191 goals and given up 142 goals for a point differential of +49. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-21-0 and an over/under record of 26-31-0. Buffalo is 18-32-11 including 8-18-4-1 at home this season. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 146 goals and surrendered 200 for a goal differential of -54. Their record against the spread is 18-43-0 while their over/under record is 27-30-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 37-21-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 26-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 18-43-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 27-30-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
02/24/18 D Kevan Miller Upper Body is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Toronto
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Shoulder IR (01/30)
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
02/11/18 C Jack Eichel Ankle IR (02/09)
02/08/18 D Jake McCabe Shoulder IR (02/06)
01/27/18 D Zach Bogosian Hip IR (01/09)
David Pastrnak has accumulated 52 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 22 goals this year with 155 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 17.9 minutes played per game. Patrice Bergeron averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 27 goals on 192 shots. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 24 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 1,055 shots against him and he's given up 82 goals. He's made 973 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Ryan O'Reilly has scored 44 total points this year for the Sabres. He has 18 goals this season with 165 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 20.6 minutes played per game. Evander Kane averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 20 goals on 227 shots. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 13 wins and 22 losses this year in goal for the Sabres. He has 1,332 shots against him and he's surrendered 119 goals. He's made 1,213 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have 82 total points this season, which ranks them 4th in the NHL. They are 8th in the league in goals scored with 191 while they've given up 142 goals, ranking them 31st overall. They have had 181 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 14th in the NHL. The Bruins have allowed 169 power play opportunities and have given up 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, putting them 1st in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.13% for the season. They allow 29 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 47 points this year. They have 32 power play goals on 184 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks them 25th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 183 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. That is 20th in the NHL. As a team, the Sabres are 30th in the league with 146 goals scored while they've given up 200 goals, which is 4th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.78%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 28th in the NHL.
Boston is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.6%, as they've attempted 3,447 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,106 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.6% as they have 2,596 attempts while they have given up 2,336 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 55.3% of the time, which is 3rd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.7% for the season. That is 29th overall in the NHL. They have 1,854 face-off wins compared to 1,736 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That ranks them 5th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,372 hits and they have blocked 770 shots from the opposition, putting them 31st overall.
The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.7% for the year. That ranks them 9th and 20th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,876 face-off wins as opposed to 1,794 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 1,368 hits and they've blocked 839 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 26th in blocked shots. Buffalo is ranked 23rd in Corsi percentage with 48.2% as they've tried 3,301 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,549 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 22nd in the NHL at 48.4%, as they have 2,538 shots while they've given up 2,710 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Sabres NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo +149
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo +149
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