New Jersey Devils at Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The New Jersey Devils head to KeyBank Center to take on the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Devils at -133 and the Sabres at -105.
New Jersey has a record of 24-16-8 this year and away from home they have a record of 11-8-5-3. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 144 goals and surrendered 146 goals for a point differential of -2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 24-24-0 and an over/under record of 25-22-0. Buffalo has a record of 14-26-9 including 6-12-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 114 goals and have given up 163 for a goal differential of -49. Their record against the spread is 14-35-0 while their over/under mark is 20-26-0.
Valuable New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 24-24-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 25-22-0 against the over/under this season
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 14-35-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 20-26-0 against the over/under this season
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
11/15/17 D Mirco Mueller Collarbone IR (11/12)
01/26/18 LW Taylor Hall Hand is "?" Tuesday vs Buffalo
01/25/18 GO Cory Schneider Lower Body is "?" Tuesday vs Buffalo
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/25)
01/22/18 C Brian Gibbons Thumb IR (01/20)
01/21/18 GO Keith Kinkaid Groin IR (01/20)
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
01/28/18 D Josh Gorges Illness is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs New Jersey
01/27/18 D Zach Bogosian Lower Body IR (01/09)
01/23/18 D Nathan Beaulieu Concussion IR (01/23)
01/10/18 C Jacob Josefson Lower Body IR (01/09)
Nico Hischier has scored 29 total points this year for the Devils. He has 8 goals this season with 112 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 21 assists on the year and averages 16.4 minutes played per contest. Jesper Bratt averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 12 goals on 68 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Ken Appleby has 0 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Devils. He has 55 shots against him and he's surrendered 3 goals. He's made 52 stops for a save percentage of 95%.
Evander Kane has 36 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 16 goals this year with 190 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 20 assists on the year and averages 19.4 minutes played per contest. Jack Eichel averages 20.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 20 goals on 174 attempts. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 49 points on the year. Robin Lehner has 11 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has 1,080 shots against him and he's given up 95 goals. He's made 985 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils have 56 total points this year, which is 18th in the NHL. They've scored 144 goals while giving up 146 scores, which has them ranked 16th and 13th respectively. They have had 155 power play chances and scored 31 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 14th in the league. The Devils have given up 165 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 4th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.53% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres are 30th in the league with a total of 37 points this season. They have 24 power play goals on 150 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 26th in the NHL. They've given up 145 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 23rd overall. As a team, the Sabres are 31st with a total of 114 goals scored while they've given up 163 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.51%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 26th overall in the NHL.
New Jersey is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.4%, as they've attempted 2,637 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,813 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.2% as they have 2,048 attempts while they have given up 2,112 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 20th in the league. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time, which is 21st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season. That is 9th overall in the NHL. They have 1,404 face-off wins compared to 1,571 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.2%. That ranks them 29th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,015 hits and they have blocked 701 shots from the opposition, putting them 19th overall.
The Sabres are 8th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the season, which is 21st in the NHL. They have 1,509 face-off wins compared to 1,444 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 1,117 hits and they have blocked 683 shots from the opposition, which is 24th in the league. Buffalo is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.2% as they've attempted 2,660 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,864 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.3% ranks 22nd as they have 2,040 attempts while they have given up 2,181 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Devils/Sabres NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey -133
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey -133
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