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Sabres vs. Blues - 2/5/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Blues (33-13-4) at Buffalo Sabres (15-33-3)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)

The Line: Buffalo Sabres +239 / St. Louis Blues -270 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSMW, MSGB

The St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres meet Thursday night at the First Niagara Center.

The St. Louis Blues are climbing up the Central standings with wins in six straight games. The Blues are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The St. Louis Blues have scored one power play goal in their last four games and have won 10 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 26 goals, Alexander Steen has 26 assists and Jaden Schwartz has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Brian Elliott has allowed 47 goals on 659 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up 54 goals on 549 shots. The Blues have won four straight road games.

Sabres vs. Blues - 2/5/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Buffalo Sabres have won just one game in over a month a play their first home game since January 17th. The Sabres are averaging 1.8 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have scored two power play goals in their last three games and have lost four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Zemgus Girgensons leads Buffalo with 13 goals, Tyler Ennis has 18 assists and Chris Stewart has 91 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Jhonas Enroth has allowed 114 goals on 1,142 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 56 goals on 602 shots.

The Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 55-24 in their last 79 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sabres are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 16-52 in their last 68 games playing on 1 days rest. The Blues are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Buffalo and 15-2 in the last 17 meetings overall.

The Blues have owned the Sabres over the years and Buffalo hasn't won back-to-back games since the middle of December. Take the Blues and the spread to give you more value for your buck. 

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St. Louis Blues -1.5

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