Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Parlay 2/28/2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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The Buffalo Sabres head to Amalie Arena to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Sabres at +136 and the Lightning at -150.
Buffalo has a record of 19-33-11 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-15-7-0. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've tallied 151 goals and surrendered 206 goals for a point differential of -55. For the year they have an ATS mark of 19-44-0 and an over/under record of 28-31-0. Tampa Bay has a record of 43-17-3, including 21-6-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 227 goals and have given up 170 for a goal differential of +57. Their record against the spread is 42-20-0 while their over/under mark is 39-22-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 19-44-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 28-31-0 against the over/under this season
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 42-20-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 39-22-0 against the over/under this season
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)
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
12/30/17 GO Peter Budaj Leg IR (12/29)
02/27/18 RW Nikita Kucherov Upper Body left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Buffalo
02/26/18 C J.T. Miller Acquired is "?" Wednesday vs Buffalo
02/26/18 D Ryan McDonagh Upper Body is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Buffalo
02/26/18 C Tyler Johnson Lower Body injured last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Buffalo
01/22/18 LW Ondrej Palat Lower Body IR (01/20)
Player SpotlightRobin Lehner has 13 wins and 23 losses this season in goal for the Sabres. He has 1,367 shots against him and he's surrendered 123 goals. He's made 1,244 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Ryan O'Reilly has scored 45 total points this year for the Sabres. He has 18 goals this season with 170 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 20.6 minutes played per contest. Kyle Okposo averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by tallying 11 goals on 133 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 37 points on the year.
Nikita Kucherov has 82 total points this season for the Lightning. He has 33 goals this year with 227 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 49 assists on the year and averages 20.2 minutes played per contest. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 36 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Lightning. He has 1,612 shots against him and he's given up 117 goals. He's made 1,495 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Brayden Point averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 25 goals on 165 attempts. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 54 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Sabres have given up 188 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this season. That is 20th in the league. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.82% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, ranking them 28th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Sabres are 30th overall with 49 total points this year. They are 30th in the league with 151 goals and 3rd in goals allowed with 206. They've had 191 power play chances and scored 33 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 25th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Lightning are 1st with a total of 223 goals scored while they are 24th with 167 goals surrendered this season. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.12%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 5th in the league. The Lightning have a total of 87 points this season, which is 1st in the NHL. They have had 54 power play goals on 218 chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 2nd overall. They've given up 203 power play opportunities and surrendered 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 24th when short-handed.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48% as they've tried 3,411 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,688 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 23rd in Corsi percentage. They are 22nd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.2% as they have 2,619 shots while they've given up 2,815 attempts on defense. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the year. That puts them 9th and 20th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,943 face-off wins as opposed to 1,853 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.2%. That is 9th overall in the NHL. On defense Buffalo has 1,397 hits and they've blocked 873 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 23rd in the league.
The Lightning are 7th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 1,828 face-off wins compared to 2,013 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.6%. That is 29th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 1,262 hits and they have blocked 880 shots from the opposition, which is 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've attempted 3,791 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,567 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.4% ranks 15th as they have 2,843 attempts while they have given up 2,687 shots on the defensive end.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay -150 and under 5.5 total goals
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