Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs Sabres NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(27-13-3) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres (11-25-7)
Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: -263/+230
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Penguins -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 6
The Buffalo Sabres ruined the party in D.C. in their last game spoiling Nicklas Backstrom’s 1000 game ceremony, by beating the home team in convincing fashion and if they can beat the Capitals then they certainly can beat the Pens.
The Penguins are 7-3 in their last 10 and they must love to see Buffalo on the schedule here, as they are in a dog fight for the Eastern Division right now and if they take the Sabres seriously they should like their chances of picking up 2 points.
Sidney Crosby is continuing is Hall of Fame career here in 2021, as it looks like the Nova Scotia native has not missed a beat scoring 17 goals to go along with 32 helpers with a whopping 15 of those assists coming via the power play.
Tristan Jarry is the unconfirmed starter for the Penguins here and although he does not come into this game with crazy good stats, he has been decent and obviously his standard of goalkeeping has been enough for the Penguins, as he currently has a 16-8-3 record.
Yes, the Sabres did shock a whole lot of people last time out beating the Caps, but the writing has been on the wall for Buffalo, as this team has been way more competitive in recent times then they get credit for.
In the Sabres’ last 4 games this team has either won the game outright, or has only lost by one goal, so it would not surprise me if they can also give the Penguins a scare here on Saturday night given the fact they get this game back on home ice.
Dustin Tokarski is very likely to be the starter between the pipes for the Sabres this Saturday, and he was a major reason this team was able to beat Washington, as he was solid as a rock back there with plenty of timely saves, and he will need a repeat of that performance if the Sabres are to make it two wins in a row.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 3-0-1 in Penguins last 4 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Over is 5-0 in Penguins last 5 road games.
- Over is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Over is 8-3 in Penguins last 11 games as a road favorite.
- Over is 5-1 in Sabres last 6 games as an underdog.
- Over is 3-1-1 in Sabres last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Over is 5-2 in Sabres last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres NHL Prediction:
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be hungry to pick up the victory here and I can see them pushing the pace here and turning this one into a bit of a shootout, as I do not expect a repeat performance for Tokarski against this Penguins team.
I also don’t trust Tristan Jarry a ton, and so I think Buffalo could contribute on the scoreboard as well and with the total sitting at 6 I think we have enough line value to go with the over, as I had this one at 6.5 in terms of the over under.
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