Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 11/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+200) Penguins (-250)
Tristan Jarry and the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Buffalo Sabres at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have the Sabres coming in at +200 and the Penguins are at -250. The over/under is set at 6.
The Sabres were on the losing side of the ice with a 5-4 defeat against the Maple Leafs in their previous contest. Their offensive zone starts sat at 63.6% and they had a PDO of 97.8 in this one. They accumulated 16 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 31 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 43 and the Fenwick Against sat at 31, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 58.1%. The Corsi for the Sabres was 53 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 39 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 57.6%. Buffalo garnered 4 penalty mins for this contest. Additionally, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. The Sabres had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the loss. While out there on the ice, they converted 4 out of the 27 shots they put on net.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the Buffalo Sabres have earned 42 goals (14th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have conceded 43. For the season, they sit with 14 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. Buffalo skates onto the rink with 37 power play chances and they have notched 8 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 21.62%. At even strength, the Sabres have allowed the opponent to score 36 goals while notching 34 on offense. Buffalo has tried 410 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. The Sabres have had 447 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .904. Buffalo Sabres opponents have 39 power play opportunities (26th in professional hockey) and have racked up 7 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Craig Anderson. Anderson has participated in 658 contests over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed a record of 295-254-69 and he has gotten the start in 572 games. The opposition has scored 1,758 goals versus Anderson in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.83. Anderson has had 20,184 shot attempts against him and has accrued 18,426 total saves. His save percentage is at .913 in his 37,232 mins on the ice. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Anderson has accrued 308 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .538.
Their last time out, Pittsburgh faced the Capitals in a game where the Penguins took a loss by a final of 6-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Penguins recorded 1 goal of the 25 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO of 90 and their percentage of oZS was 50.0%. Pittsburgh wrapped up this game with a 44.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Pittsburgh had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 47.1% by earning a Fenwick of 32 and the Capitals having notched a 36 Fenwick at even strength.
The Penguins are sitting with 37 goals at even strength and 4 goals (31st in professional hockey) while on the power play. Pittsburgh has attempted 484 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.47%, while allowing their opponents 455 shots. So far this year, the Pittsburgh Penguins have accumulated 41 goals, 14 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have earned 46 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 8.70%. They have a penalty kill rate of 86.11% on their oppositions 36 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 89.9%. They have allowed 46 goals to be scored by of a combination of 41 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Tristan Jarry in net. He has accrued 2,934 saves out of 3,214 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .913. Jarry has amassed a career mark of 64-32-10 and has played in 112 contests. He got the starting nod in 106 games and has been on the ice for 6,332 minutes. Jarry's quality start percentage sits at 61.3% and he has 65 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.65 goals per contest and he has yielded 280 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Buffalo (+200)
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