Buffalo Sabres vs Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Game Picks 10/7/2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, October 7, 2019.
Buffalo has a record of 2-0-0 this season and on the road they have a record of 1-0-0. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 10 goals and given up 3 goals for a point differential of +7. For the season they have an ATS record of 2-0 and an over/under record of 1-1-0. Columbus is 0-2-0 including 0-1-0 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 3 goals and surrendered 11 for a goal differential of -8. Their record against the spread is 0-2 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 2-0 straight up this year
The Buffalo Sabres are 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 0-2 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Key Buffalo Sabres Injuries
10/02/19 D Brandon Montour Hand is out 3-4 weeks
09/30/19 D Zach Bogosian Hip IR Late Oct
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
09/30/19 C Brandon Dubinsky None is out indefinitely
The Buffalo Sabres were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 7 - 2 victory over the New Jersey Devils in their previous game. The Sabres had a impressive offensive performance in the victory. In this game, they converted 7 out of the 36 shots they tried. Moreover, they had 4 power play chances and notched 3 goals out of those tries. Buffalo racked up a total of 16 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Sabres was 43 and the Corsi against was 30 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 58.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 23, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 59.6%. They took 20 face-off wins and lost 18 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 68.2% and they had a PDO of 102.7 for this one. Concerning opponent stats, the New Jersey Devils racked up a total of 20 shots. They ended the game with 20 penalty minutes and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The Columbus Blue Jackets squared up with the Pittsburgh Penguins in a game where the Blue Jackets ended up losing by a score of 7 - 2. For this game, Columbus earned a 40.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 35 and the team opposite of them having a Corsi of 52. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 41.8% by earning a Fenwick of 28 and the Penguins earning a 39 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Columbus had and it could be said that this team has had better games. They had a PDO at even strength of 90.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 68.4%. The Blue Jackets scored 2 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they took. They had 1 power play opportunity in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. Concerning their opponent, the Penguins had 4 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal on that attempt. Columbus gave up 40 shots on goal and the Penguins ended up with 7 minutes in the box.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sabres have 4 total points this season, which ranks them 4th in the NHL. They are 2nd in the league in goals scored with 10 while they've given up 3 goals, ranking them 25th overall. They have had 6 power play opportunities and have scored 4 goals on those chances for a percentage of 67%. That is 1st in the NHL. The Sabres have allowed 7 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%, putting them 11th in the league when short-handed. They average 39 shots per game and as a team shoot 12.99% for the season. They allow 25 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 94%. That puts them 5th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets are 23rd in the NHL with a total of 0 points this year. They have 1 power play goal on 6 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks them 20th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 9 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 67%. That is 23rd in the NHL. As a team, the Blue Jackets are 25th in the league with 3 goals scored while they've given up 11 goals, which is 2nd overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 5.08%. As a team they give up 35 shots per game and have a save percentage of 84%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Buffalo is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 56.2%, as they've attempted 82 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 64 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 56.2% as they have 59 attempts while they have given up 46 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 6th in the league. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 66.7% of the time, which is 1st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 33.3% for the season. That is 31st overall in the NHL. They have 38 face-off wins compared to 43 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.9%. That ranks them 24th in the league. On defense Buffalo has 41 hits and they have blocked 18 shots from the opposition, putting them 17th overall.
The Blue Jackets are 11th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.2% for the season, which is 21st in the NHL. They have 37 face-off wins compared to 41 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.4%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Columbus has 47 hits and they have blocked 26 shots from the opposition, which is 5th in the league. Columbus is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 42.7% as they've attempted 64 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 86 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45% ranks 24th as they have 49 attempts while they have given up 60 shots on the defensive end.
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