Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs Sabres NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(15-9-1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres (6-14-4)
Date: Thursday, March 11th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Keybank Center, Buffalo, NY
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -179/+160
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
It once again has been a brutal season for the fans in Buffalo and it looks as though the Sabres are about to get picked apart this trade deadline with many notables being on the trading block, so there is not much for the fans to look forward to next year either. They are, however, not pushovers and they will do whatever they can to spoil the Penguin’s party this Thursday evening.
The Penguins do come into this game winning 4 of their last 5 games which is obviously solid, but it came against very weak competition like the Rangers and although that might be worrying when handicapping some games it is not like the Penguins need to beat much in this contest.
One of the positives in recent times for this Penguins team is the resurgence of Evgeni Malkin, as the All-Star Russian did not come out of the gates flying with many people thinking he was close to retirement, but he has since bounced back and now has a very respectable 6 goals and 13 assists.
The offense has not really been the problem, though, as the Penguins are giving up well over 3 goals per game which is not sustainable long term if the Penguins want to make some noise this postseason.
It looks as though Jack Eichel will be out for at least a week, and that news comes at an awful time, as the Buffalo Sabres have dropped 8 games straight. Although there have been a few guys who have made decent offensive contributions it has mostly been the Sam Reinhart and Victor Olofsson show, as they have combined for 18 total goals this season.
It also has to be said that the Buffalo Sabres have gotten some pretty decent goalkeeping this year with Linus Ullmark putting up very respectable numbers with a .919% save percentage and a 2.44 goals against average, so he is very capable of stealing a game from time to time.
The problem about that in terms of this coming Thursday, is the fact that Ullmark has been out and is now on the IR and without a doubt his absence has played into this Sabre’s massive losing streak, as Carter Hutton has not put up numbers even close to Ullmark.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 2-0-2 in Penguins last 4 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation.
- Over is 3-0-1 in Penguins last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Over is 5-0-1 in Penguins last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Over is 3-0-2 in Penguins last 5 vs. NHL.
- Over is 4-0 in Sabres last 4 games as an underdog.
- Over is 4-0 in Sabres last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 5-2-1 in Sabres last 8 Thursday games.
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres NHL Prediction:
The Pittsburgh Penguins are not able to keep the puck out of their net allowing over 3 goals per game which should at least help the Sabres contribute on the scoreboard here and thus I think this game has a decent chance of getting over the 6 goal total. The Penguins also have plenty of firepower on their end and with Ullmark out with injury I can’t really see them stopping the Penguins offense, so I think we may very well see a shootout type of contest here on Thursday.
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