Ottawa Senators at Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks & Predictions 4/4/2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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The Ottawa Senators head to KeyBank Center to take on the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Senators at +109 and the Sabres at -120.
Ottawa has a record of 27-41-11 this year and away from home they have a record of 11-22-5-3. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 215 goals and surrendered 280 goals for a point differential of -65. For the year they have an ATS mark of 27-52-0 and an over/under record of 42-37-0. Buffalo has a record of 25-42-12 including 11-24-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 189 goals and have given up 265 for a goal differential of -76. Their record against the spread is 25-54-0 while their over/under mark is 36-38-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 27-52-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 42-37-0 against the over/under this season
Important Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 25-54-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 36-38-0 against the over/under this season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16); is out for season
03/29/18 RW Marian Gaborik Undisclosed is out indefinitely
03/15/18 RW Mark Stone Leg IR (03/10)
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
04/03/18 GO Robin Lehner Lower Body is "?" Wednesday vs Ottawa
04/03/18 GO Linus Ullmark Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Ottawa
04/01/18 D Victor Antipin Concussion is out indefinitely
03/17/18 C Jacob Josefson Lower Body is out indefinitely
03/08/18 C Kyle Criscuolo Shoulder is out for season
02/08/18 D Jake McCabe Shoulder IR (02/06)
01/27/18 D Zach Bogosian Hip IR (01/09)
Mike Hoffman has scored 56 total points this year for the Senators. He has 22 goals this season with 253 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 34 assists on the year and averages 18.5 minutes played per contest. Matt Duchene averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 26 goals on 185 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 57 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 22 wins and 24 losses this season in goal for the Senators. He has 1,711 shots against him and he's surrendered 174 goals. He's made 1,537 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Ryan O'Reilly has 58 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 22 goals this year with 219 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 36 assists on the year and averages 20.8 minutes played per contest. Sam Reinhart averages 17.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 24 goals on 180 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the year. Robin Lehner has 14 wins and 26 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has 1,560 shots against him and he's given up 143 goals. He's made 1,417 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have 65 total points this year, which is 30th in the NHL. They've scored 215 goals while giving up 280 scores, which has them ranked 25th and 2nd respectively. They have had 241 power play chances and scored 41 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 25th in the league. The Senators have given up 222 power play opportunities and surrendered 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking them 29th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.88% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 30th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres are 31st in the league with a total of 62 points this season. They have 46 power play goals on 246 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 21st in the NHL. They've given up 228 power play opportunities and surrendered 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 24th overall. As a team, the Sabres are 31st with a total of 189 goals scored while they've given up 265 goals this season, ranking 3rd in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.71%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 29th overall in the NHL.
Ottawa has a Corsi percentage of 47.6% as they've tried 4,474 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,927 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 25th in Corsi percentage. They are 26th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48% as they have 3,347 shots while they've given up 3,620 attempts on defense. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the year. That puts them 15th and 19th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,419 face-off wins as opposed to 2,380 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 16th overall in the NHL. On defense Ottawa has 1,900 hits and they've blocked 1,307 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 3rd in the league.
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 10th and 21st respectively in the NHL. They have 2,448 face-off wins as opposed to 2,298 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That is 5th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 1,710 hits and they've blocked 1,054 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 29th in blocked shots. Buffalo is ranked 23rd in Corsi percentage with 48.4% as they've tried 4,317 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,602 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 19th in the NHL at 48.5%, as they have 3,340 shots while they've given up 3,548 attempts on defense.
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