Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sabres vs. Hurricanes NHL Odds
Looking for Buffalo Sabres Vs. Carolina Hurricanes free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Sabres taking on the Hurricanes on Saturday December 4th at PNC Arena in North Carolina. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Sabres Hurricanes matchup.
(8-12-3) Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes (15-6-1)
Date: Saturday December 4th
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Venue: PNC Arena, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Sabres +240 Hurricanes -300 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Sabres +1.5 -105 Hurricanes -1.5 -125
NHL Betting Total: O/U 6.0
Two of the coldest teams in The Eastern Conference face off Saturday night, which can turn things around with an important win? Shockingly, Carolina has recently amassed a 10-0 record against The Sabres, dating back to 2015.
Buffalo may be the worst team in The Eastern Conference, in both management and player talent.
Offensively, The Sabres are only averaging 2.9 goals, on a skimpy 29.1 shots per outing. Which ranks 16th, and 24th among the league. Most of their offensive output comes from their 13th ranked powerplay, which capitalizes 20% of the time.
On the defensive side, Buffalo’s ranks a horrendous 29th on shots, and 30th on goals. This made possible by a scary standard of 3.7 goals, on 34 shots per matchup. Moreover, they’re allowing powerplay squads to score on them 21.7% of their chances.
Unfortunately, Buffalo’s goaltending injuries continue, with sub-par Malcolm Subban stepping up in this tilt.
The Canes started the year off in all their glory, however they’ve since dropped 5 of 6 games, even against low-tier squads.
On the offensive glass, Carolina is rocketing 33.7 shots per outing, which has resulted in 3.1 goals on average. However, their powerplay is only scoring on 18.9% of chances, ranking 15th.
Defensively, this squad ranks top 5 in all efficiencies, only allowing an impressive 2.3 goals, on 27.3 shots per matchup. Furthermore, their PK% is 2nd in the NHL, shutting down teams at a 88.1% rate.
We cannot forget about Carolina’s amazing goaltending, as Frederick Andersen is boasting a 0.928 SV% and a 11-5 record.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Buffalo is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against Carolina.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 7 games.
- Carolina is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 6 games against Buffalo.
Free Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Prediction
Even with Carolina’s record against Buffalo, this game feels like a potential upset. Reason being, after The Hurricanes amazing start to the reason, they can’t seem to string together a win.
For that reason, avoid the high juice moneyline, and dodge the risky puckline.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: UNDER 6.0
With that being said, a ton of value does exist on this matchup. Regarding the total, most stats say this game will result in an over, however the books have recently adjusted to 6.0 goals.
With Carolina’s dominant defense, Buffalo shouldn’t score much, if at all. In addition, The Hurricanes offense is distressed, only averaging 1.75 goals in their last 3 games.
Take the UNDER 6.0 for the best value.
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