Arizona Coyotes vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Tips 10/28/2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
KeyBank Center is the site where Carter Hutton and the Buffalo Sabres (9-2-1, 1st in the Atlantic Division) will play the Arizona Coyotes (6-3-1, 6th in the Pacific Division) on Monday. The odds on this matchup have the Coyotes priced at +113 and the Sabres are at -125. The total is set at 6.5. The Coyotes cover 60.0% of the time, having gone 6-4 SU. Buffalo covers 72.7% of the time, going 8-3 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes come into the game with a record of 6 victories and 3 defeats, putting them at 6th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have converted a total of 31 goals which ranks them 8th in the Western Conference and 17th in the league. Their goal differential is +9, putting them at 7th in the league. The Coyotes have a total of 13 points, which ranks them 16th in the league and 9th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have a total of 302 which ranks them 14th in the conference and 27th in the league. As a group, Arizona has earned a total of 128 hits which means they have an average of 12.8 per contest. They have a total of 106 blocks for the season. The man in the crease for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has played 416 minutes minding the goal for the season. Kuemper is surrendering an average of 1.87 GAA which has him ranking 2nd in the West and 3rd in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this year, he has given up 13 goals. He's earned a save % of .934 which has him ranking 2nd in the West.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 3 win over the New Jersey Devils in their last game. The Coyotes had a impressive offensive performance in this victory. In this game, they netted 5 of the 17 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Arizona ended up with 10 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 27 and the Corsi against was 31 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 46.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 20 while the Fenwick against was 21, which means they earned a rate of 48.8%. They won 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 28 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 45.6% and they had a PDO of 117.5 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the New Jersey Devils tallied a total of 35 shots. They ended the game with 6 minutes in the box and they notched 5 power play attempts.
The Sabres will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 9 wins and 2 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the NHL with +11. They have compiled a total of 41 goals for this season which has them at 3rd in the conference. Buffalo has a team save % of .923 which currently has them ranked 5th in the NHL, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They have a shooting percentage of 11.2% which is good for 2nd in the East. In goal for Buffalo is Carter Hutton who is having an average year by giving up 2.27 goals against average and that has him 4th among Eastern Conference goalies and 11th in the NHL among goalies. In the 423 mins he's been on the ice, he has given up 16 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .920, which has him ranking 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 16th in the NHL among goalies.
The Buffalo Sabres played the Detroit Red Wings in a matchup where the Sabres earned a victory by a final of 2 - 0. In this game, Buffalo went home with a 36.9% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 24 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 41. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 37.3% by notching a Fenwick of 19 and the Red Wings having earned a 32 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Buffalo had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO at even strength of 106.3 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 38.1%. The Sabres netted 2 goals of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this game and were able to convert 1 out of those attempts. Concerning the opposition, the Red Wings had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Buffalo gave way to 41 shots on goal and the Red Wings racked up a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo (-125)
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