Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs Sabres NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(16-9-1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres (6-15-4)
Date: Saturday, March 13th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Keybank Center in Buffalo, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -208 / +180
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
Buffalo has been shockingly bad this year, as they roll into this game on a 9 game losing streak and there is no reason to believe that trend is going to turn around here against a Penguins team who are sure to bring their A-game.
The recent play of Evgeni Malkin has to be encouraging to the Penguins, as he just did not look harp earlier in the year, but he is starting to turn it around and even won first star of the game against this Buffalo team the last time they played scoring a goal and adding an assist.
As for some other guys who can contribute offensively, look out for Jake Guentzel who is having a very decent season scoring 9 goals and 14 assists which are numbers pretty close to the team’s captain Sidney Crosby, who still has yet to slow down in terms of production, as he also has 9 goals and 16 assists on the year.
Casey DeSmith is the projected starter for the Penguins and he is not exactly the guy who you would trust going into the playoffs, as he has struggled a bit with consistency this year, but he does have decent numbers and he should be able to improve upon those against what should be considered the worst team in hockey at the moment.
Eight straight losses, Jack Eichel out for a week, it just does not seem to be going the Buffalo Sabres way this year and I once again expect them to struggle mightily against a Penguins team who are rolling at the moment.
Another big disappointment for the Sabres has to be Taylor Hall, who has not made the impact they would have hoped for, as he has only socred 2 goals so far this season and although he does have 14 assists it just is not enough production for the role he has in this team.
Sabres fans likely do not have much to look forward to next year either, as the Sabres are looking to move on from some of their better young players and veterans, as contenders look to improve their squads at the NHL trade deadline.
Carter Hutton is projected to start here for the Sabres and he has been about as good as you could expect him to be with a .883 save percentage and a goals against average of 3.4.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
- Penguins are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Penguins are 5-2 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Sabres are 11-23 in their last 34 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Sabres are 17-41 in their last 58 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Sabres are 5-23 in their last 28 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
- Penguins are 42-19-3 in the last 64 meetings.
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres NHL Prediction:
I would not recommend anyone go close to the Sabres unless the prices are outrageous, as I do not see them winning a game any time soon. The loss of Jack Eichel is key, as he is the heart and should of this team and without him I can’t see them posing much of a challenge to this up-start Pittsburgh Penguins squad who should come into this game playing hard.
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