Buffalo Sabres at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 2/10/2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Sabres at +284 and the Bruins at -325.
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Buffalo has a record of 15-29-10 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-14-6-0. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 124 goals and given up 178 goals for a point differential of -54. For the season they have an ATS record of 15-39-0 and an over/under record of 23-28-0. Boston is 33-11-8 including 18-6-4-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 173 goals and surrendered 124 for a goal differential of +49. Their record against the spread is 33-19-0 while their over/under record is 22-29-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 15-39-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 23-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 33-19-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 22-29-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
02/08/18 D Jake McCabe Upper Body is OUT 3-4 weeks
01/27/18 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body IR (01/09)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
02/09/18 C Frank Vatrano Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
02/09/18 D Kevan Miller Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Buffalo
02/01/18 LW Anders Bjork Upper Body IR (01/30)
01/31/18 C Noel Acciari Lower Body IR (01/23)
Jack Eichel has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 22 goals this year with 199 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 20.3 minutes played per game. Evander Kane averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 16 goals on 199 shots. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 12 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has 1,202 shots against him and he's given up 105 goals. He's made 1,097 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
David Pastrnak has scored 51 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 21 goals this season with 142 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Patrice Bergeron averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 24 goals on 173 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 22 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Bruins. He has 961 shots against him and he's surrendered 72 goals. He's made 889 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 40 total points this season, which ranks them 30th in the NHL. They are 31st in the league in goals scored with 124 while they've given up 178 goals, ranking them 4th overall. They have had 165 power play opportunities and have scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 23rd in the NHL. The Sabres have allowed 159 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 24th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 7.47% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 27th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 3rd in the NHL with a total of 74 points this year. They have 35 power play goals on 159 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That ranks them 6th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 152 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 5th in the NHL. As a team, the Bruins are 6th in the league with 173 goals scored while they've given up 124 goals, which is 31st overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.37%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 3rd in the NHL.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.4% as they've tried 2,930 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,126 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 24th in Corsi percentage. They are 24th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.3% as they have 2,237 shots while they've given up 2,395 attempts on defense. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the year. That puts them 5th and 25th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,659 face-off wins as opposed to 1,576 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 10th overall in the NHL. On defense Buffalo has 1,214 hits and they've blocked 731 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 26th in the league.
The Bruins are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 55.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 44.8% for the season, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 1,657 face-off wins compared to 1,578 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.2%. That is 9th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,253 hits and they have blocked 710 shots from the opposition, which is 29th in the league. Boston is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.2% as they've attempted 3,069 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,811 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.3% ranks 5th as they have 2,302 attempts while they have given up 2,101 shots on the defensive end.
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