Vancouver Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 11/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vancouver Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Canucks (-108) Sabres (-111)
The Vancouver Canucks (4-9-3) are en route to KeyBank Center on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Buffalo Sabres (7-8-0). The moneyline on this game has Vancouver at -108 and Buffalo is at -111. The total is set at 7.
The Vancouver Canucks will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 5-2 loss to the Bruins in their previous outing. Vancouver accrued 22 mins in the box for this contest. Moreover, they had 6 power play chances and notched 2 goals. The Canucks had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the outing, they converted 2 out of the 31 shots they launched.
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With regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Vancouver Canucks have notched 53 goals (10th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have surrendered 65. For the year, they have 11 points and their points percentage comes in at .344. Vancouver has accumulated 58 power play opportunities and they have notched 16 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 27.59%. When at even strength, the Canucks have surrendered 44 goals while having 37 of their own. Vancouver has attempted 487 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.9%. The Canucks thus far have had 527 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .877. Vancouver Canucks opponents have tallied 55 power play opportunities (14th in professional hockey) and have earned 21 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Thatcher Demko. Demko has been involved in 147 games during his pro hockey career. He has earned a win-loss mark of 68-61-13 and he was named the starter in 141 games. Opponents have tallied 418 goals versus Demko in his professional career and his goals against rate is 2.93. Demko has had 4,620 shots taken against him and has recorded 4,202 total saves. He has a save percentage of .910 for his 8,569 mins between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Demko has 76 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .539.
In their last game, Buffalo faced the Bruins in a game where the Sabres took the defeat by a final of 3-1. They had 3 chances on the power play in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. The Sabres netted 1 goal out of the 31 shots on goal they tried.
Buffalo has attempted 479 shots (15th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 11.48%, while allowing the other team 470 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 73.91% on their oppositions 46 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 88.9%. They have earned 56 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 25.00%. The Sabres have 41 goals at even strength and 14 goals (11th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 52 goals to be scored by of a combination of 40 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Buffalo Sabres have earned 55 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of .467.
Across the ice you are going to see Eric Comrie patrolling the crease. Comrie is the owner of a career mark of 17-16-1 and has played in 38 games. Comrie's rate of quality starts is 44.1% and he has accumulated 15 quality starts in his career. He has tallied 1,009 stops out of the 1,122 shots taken, giving him a save % of .899. The opposition is averaging 3.22 goals/game and he has allowed 113 goals in total. He was named a starter in 34 contests and has played 2,107 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-108)
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