Devils vs. Sabres - 1/6/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (14-23-3) at New Jersey Devils (14-20-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils -235 / Buffalo Sabres +210 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, MSG
The Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils play Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
The Buffalo Sabres have lost eight of their last nine games and remain at the bottom of the Atlantic. The Sabres are averaging 1.8 goals per game and have scored two goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have one power play goal in their last six games and have won four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Zemgus Girgensons leads Buffalo with 11 goals, Tyler Ennis has 15 assists and Matt Moulson has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in seven of their last nine games. Jhonas Enroth has allowed 84 goals on 922 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 47 goals on 493 shots.
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The New Jersey Devils have split their last four games and remain at the bottom of their division. The Devils are averaging 2.1 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The New Jersey Devils have two power play goals in their last seven games and have won their last three games when scoring at least three goals overall. Mike Cammalleri leads New Jersey with 12 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 16 assists and Michael Ryder has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Devils are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Keith Kinkaid has allowed 10 goals on 139 shots and Cory Schneider has given up 85 goals on 1,029 shots.
The Sabres are 15-37 in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference and 16-44 in their last 60 overall. The Devils are 3-8 in their last 11 home games and 8-22 in their last 30 overall. The Sabres are 7-15 in the last 22 meetings in New Jersey and the home team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
Sure, we know that the Buffalo Sabres are one of the worst teams in the league, but what have the Devils done this season to deserve this much respect? Nothing in my eyes. Just as a value pick and a shot in the dark, I'll take the Sabres here.