Flyers vs. Sabres - 2/19/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (16-37-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (24-23-10)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -271 / Buffalo Sabres +240 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, CSN
The Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Buffalo Sabres have lost four straight games and end a two-game road trip. The Sabres are averaging 1.7 goals per game and have scored three goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have two power play goals in their last four games and have split their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons have combined for 28 goals, Matt Moulson has 15 assists and Chris Stewart has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Michal Neuvirth has allowed 62 goals on 698 shots faced and Matt Hackett has given up four goals on 37 shots.
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The Philadelphia Flyers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have one power play goal in their last four games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 22 goals, Jakub Voracek has 42 assists and Claude Giroux has 197 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last eight games. Steve Mason has allowed 72 goals on 962 shots faced and Rob Zepp has given up 15 goals on 135 shots.
The Sabres are 10-50 in their last 60 road games and 16-47 in their last 63 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 6-14 in their last 20 Thursday games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. The Sabres are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings in Philadelphia and 2-12 in the last 14 meetings overall.
Are the Sabres on the road? Yeah, give me the Flyers. Take the spread to give you more value for your buck.