Vancouver Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 10/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-120) Sabres (+100)
Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks travel to KeyBank Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Buffalo Sabres. The line on this matchup has the Canucks priced at -120 and the Sabres are at +100. The over/under has been set at 6.5.
The Canucks were on the losing side of the ice with a 3-1 loss to the Red Wings their last time on the ice. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 78.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 91.7 in this one. They earned 23 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 29 attempts to control the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 47 and the Fenwick against was 20, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 70.1%. The Corsi for the Canucks was 66 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 30 which means they had a Corsi rate of 68.8%. Vancouver amassed 26 penalty minutes in this game. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage but didn't convert them into a score. The Canucks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. In the game, they netted 1 of the 41 shots they put on net.
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Concerning their scoring capabilities, the Vancouver Canucks have racked up 7 goals (12th in hockey) on the campaign and have given up 9. For the current campaign, they have recorded 3 points and their points % is .500. Vancouver has tallied 12 power play opportunities and they have notched 3 goals during those advantages, earning them a percentage of 25.00%. While playing at even strength, the Canucks have allowed 6 goals while getting 4 on offense. Vancouver has taken 118 shots and has a shooting percentage of 5.9%. The Canucks have had 90 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .900. Vancouver Canucks opponents have tallied 7 power play tries (16th in hockey) and have racked up 3 goals in those attempts.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Thatcher Demko. Opponents have racked up 212 goals against Demko in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.93. Demko has played in 74 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .911 in his 4,340 mins played. He has compiled an overall mark of 35-31-5 and he has gotten the start in 71 games. During his career on the ice, Demko has 41 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .577. Demko has had 2,373 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 2,161 saves.
Their last time out, Buffalo faced the Coyotes in an outing where the Sabres notched a victory by a tally of 2-1. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one and netted 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Sabres earned 2 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 94 and their percentage of oZS was 60.0%. Buffalo wound up with a 60.3% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Buffalo had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 61.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 38 and the Coyotes finishing with a 24 Fenwick at even strength.
The Sabres have accumulated 2 goals at even strength and 4 goals (1st in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Buffalo has tried 69 shots (15th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.70%, while allowing their opponents 52 shots. So far this year, the Buffalo Sabres have notched a total of 6 goals, 4 points, as well as a points percentage of 1.000. They have a tally of 8 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 50.00%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 100.00% on their oppositions 6 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 96.2%. They have allowed 2 goals to be scored by of a combination of 2 goals at even strength and 0 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Dustin Tokarski defending the net. He has accounted for 1,181 saves out of 1,305 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .905. Tokarski is the owner of a career mark of 13-20-7 and has played in 48 games. He has been a starter 38 games and has been on the ice for 2,486 minutes. Tokarski's percentage of quality starts is 47.4% and he has accumulated 18 quality starts in his NHL career. Teams are averaging 2.99 goals/game and he has allowed 124 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo (+100)
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