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 News Coverage: PITTSBURGH | BUFFALOOffensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLineGF/GASUUnitsO/USOGSHT %PPPP %SOGSHT %PPPP %
51: PITTSBURGH
52: BUFFALO
5.5
+108
3.3 / 2.6
2.7 / 2.3
26-13
23-15
+5.8
+3.3
15-22-2
14-22-2
1252
1180
10.1%
8.7%
170
165
15.3%
16.4%
1087
1181
0.0%
7.4%
151
131
16.6%
15.3%
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Rating Line
TeamsGoaliesRatingEstimated LineEdge
PITTSBURGHFLEURY3.50, -106 
BUFFALOMILLER3.40, +106 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
PITTSBURGH - Recent ATS Trends
 ATS Win/Loss RecordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1996  CurrentLast 3   Since 1996
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games25-13+4.8147-99+29531-550-44.314-22109-123517-497
in a road game where where the total is 5.56-3+2.839-34+788-97-2.44-530-4383-107
in December games7-4-1.321-18-4.383-88-19.13-817-2288-82
first half of the season25-13+4.864-49-0.5228-237-33.814-2249-61213-230
on Tuesday nights3-1+226-10+16.887-71+15.92-114-1975-71
after allowing 4 goals or more6-2+449-25+19.8173-209-39.25-340-29190-179
after playing 3 consecutive home games3-2+0.517-10+5.246-47-3.43-210-1648-38
when playing against a team with a winning record8-7-1.177-60+17.8252-299-185-963-65270-240
when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season8-7-1.124-28-7.5100-118-12.15-920-29105-103

BUFFALO - Recent ATS Trends
 ATS Win/Loss RecordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1996  CurrentLast 3   Since 1996
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games23-15+3.3103-99-18.1587-497+1.814-2296-94459-554
in a home game where where the total is 5.510-6+0.835-21+3.895-66+7.26-1026-3082-84
in December games8-6022-20-392-79-45-820-2069-96
first half of the season23-15+3.359-53-10251-221-10.614-2249-55200-252
on Tuesday nights1-0+110-7+2.369-59+4.51-010-656-70
after a non-conference game6-0+6.617-17-3.2116-114-15.92-415-1892-118
revenging a home loss versus opponent6-2+4.221-20-1.537-32+33-519-2132-36
revenging a loss versus opponent12-8+1.147-49-12.886-72-0.55-1339-5066-85
after a win by 2 goals or more8-4+2.437-23+8.4188-135+25.54-730-28138-163
after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game5-4-0.434-35-8.4188-154+82-631-34148-171
when playing against a team with a winning record8-7+0.646-52-6.6274-263+8.44-1048-46234-266
when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season8-7+0.627-32-5.8111-120-174-1026-31102-122
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games26-13-0+5.726-13+5.715-223.332.12.627.9
Team Stats (Road Games)13-5-0+813-5+88-103.030.92.829.9
Last 5 Games3-2-0-1.13-2-1.12-33.229.82.633.8
PITTSBURGH Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)39127374140910125210.1%1702615.3%211
Team Stats (Road Games)1854141816665579.7%79911.4%82
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5164732214910.7%25624.0%23
Stats Against (All Games) 1013331361310879.3%1512516.6%190
Stats Against (Road Games) 51131721015389.5%711115.5%96
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 13652001697.7%24312.5%25
PITTSBURGH - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)333285677890.9%122-10+5.822-10-0+613-17
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Road Games)161544039990.7%112-3+9.312-3-0+97-8
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)4412211191.0%02-2-2.12-2-0-22-2
BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)9722820891.2%04-3-0.14-3-002-5
BRENT JOHNSON (Road Games)43978890.7%01-2-1.21-2-0-11-2
BRENT JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)42898393.3%01-1-0.41-1-000-2

BUFFALO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games23-15-0+3.323-15+3.314-222.731.12.331.1
Team Stats (Home Games)12-9-0-212-9-27-122.831.42.130.3
Last 5 Games2-3-0-22-3-22-22.628.43.034.6
BUFFALO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)381032933374411808.7%1652716.4%182
Team Stats (Home Games)2158152219236598.8%921920.7%97
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)513354101429.2%19210.5%26
Stats Against (All Games) 872826293411817.4%1312015.3%144
Stats Against (Home Games) 45131315346377.1%72811.1%75
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 15472221738.7%15213.3%21
BUFFALO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
JHONAS ENROTH (All Games)11373389.2%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
PATRICK LALIME (All Games)6516615090.4%02-3-1.52-3-0-22-2
PATRICK LALIME (Home Games)33918593.4%01-2-1.51-2-0-20-2
PATRICK LALIME (Last 4 Games)4412511592.0%02-2+0.12-2-002-2
RYAN MILLER (All Games)323297691393.5%421-11+5.821-11-0+711-20
RYAN MILLER (Home Games)181854450993.6%211-7-0.411-7-007-10
RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)4415614592.9%02-2-12-2-0-12-1
Average power rating of opponents played: PITTSBURGH 2.98,  BUFFALO 2.99
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
PITTSBURGH - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
12/3/2009COLORADO4-1W0, -275W6 unU
12/5/2009CHICAGO1-2L0, -125L5.5 ovU
12/7/2009CAROLINA2-3L0, -300L6 unU
12/10/2009at MONTREAL3-2W0, -155W5.5 ovU
12/12/2009FLORIDA3-2W0, -285W5.5 ovU
12/15/2009PHILADELPHIA6-1W0, -200W6 unO
12/17/2009at PHILADELPHIA3-2W0, -120W6 ovU
12/19/2009at BUFFALO2-1W0, -130W5.5 evU
12/21/2009NEW JERSEY0-4L0, -145L5.5 unU
12/23/2009OTTAWA8-2W0, -205W5.5 unO
12/27/2009TORONTO3-4L0, -265L6 ovO
12/29/2009at BUFFALO 
12/30/2009at NEW JERSEY 
1/2/2010at TAMPA BAY 
1/3/2010at FLORIDA 
1/5/2010ATLANTA 
1/7/2010PHILADELPHIA 
1/9/2010at TORONTO 

BUFFALO - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
12/3/2009MONTREAL6-2W0, -210W5.5 unO
12/5/2009NY RANGERS1-2L0, -170L5.5 unU
12/7/2009NEW JERSEY0-3L0, -120L5 ovU
12/9/2009WASHINGTON3-0W0, +100W5.5 ovU
12/11/2009CHICAGO2-1W0, +105W5.5 unU
12/12/2009at NY RANGERS3-2W0, -105W5.5 unU
12/14/2009at MONTREAL4-3W0, -130W5 ovO
12/16/2009at OTTAWA0-2L0, -120L5.5 unU
12/18/2009TORONTO5-2W0, -185W6 unO
12/19/2009PITTSBURGH1-2L0, +110L5.5 evU
12/21/2009at TORONTO3-2W0, -115W5.5 ovU
12/23/2009at WASHINGTON2-5L0, +150L5.5 ovO
12/26/2009OTTAWA2-3L0, -200L5 ovP
12/27/2009at ST LOUIS5-3W0, +100W5 ovO
12/29/2009PITTSBURGH 
1/1/2010ATLANTA 
1/3/2010at MONTREAL 
1/6/2010TAMPA BAY 
1/8/2010TORONTO 
1/9/2010COLORADO 
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1996
PITTSBURGH is 34-21 (+16.2 Units) against the spread versus BUFFALO since 1996
PITTSBURGH is 32-20-7 straight up against BUFFALO since 1996
33 of 51 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1996. (Under=+13.6 Units)
Games over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 7-2 (+5.0 Units) against the spread versus BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 7-2-0 straight up against BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.4 Units)

All games played at BUFFALO since 1996
PITTSBURGH is 17-13 (+9.3 Units) against the spread versus BUFFALO since 1996
PITTSBURGH is 15-13-2 straight up against BUFFALO since 1996
19 of 25 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1996. (Under=+12.5 Units)
Games played at BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 4-1 (+3.7 Units) against the spread versus BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 4-1-0 straight up against BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.0 Units)

 Team StatisticsGoalie Statistics
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultShotsASTPwr PlayStarterShotsSaves
12/19/2009PITTSBURGH20, -130 SU ATS2415-0FLEURY3231
 BUFFALO10, +1105.5 ev Under3228-0LALIME2423
12/22/2008PITTSBURGH40, +100 SU ATS2281-1FLEURY3532
 BUFFALO30, -1206 ev Over3566-1MILLER2218
12/8/2008BUFFALO40, +150 SU ATS2963-0MILLER3229
 PITTSBURGH30, -1705.5 ov Over3258-1SABOURIN2925
11/28/2008PITTSBURGH30, +105  Over3047-0CURRY3228
 BUFFALO40, -1255.5 ovSU ATS3284-1MILLER3027
11/15/2008BUFFALO20, +140  Over2345-1MILLER2420
 PITTSBURGH50, -1605.5 ovSU ATS25106-2FLEURY2321
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
Key Player Injuries
PITTSBURGH
[D] 12/28/2009 - Mark Eaton is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Buffalo ( Knee )
BUFFALO
[LW] 12/26/2009 - Nathan Gerbe out indefinitely ( Groin )
[F] 12/29/2009 - Patrick Kaleta is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh ( Leg )
[C] 12/29/2009 - Derek Roy is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh ( Upper Body )
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