Blue Jackets vs. Sabres - 2/24/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (17-38-5) at Columbus Blue Jackets (26-28-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -250 / Buffalo Sabres +222 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, FSOH
The Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue Jackets play Tuesday at the Nationwide Arena.
The Buffalo Sabres remain ice cold with losses in six of their last seven games. The Sabres are averaging 1.7 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won three straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tyler Ennis leads Buffalo with 15 goals, Matt Moulson has 17 assists and Zemgus Girgensons has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Michal Neuvirth has allowed 68 goals on 817 shots faced and Matt Hackett has given up four goals on 37 shots.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have split their last 10 games and play their first home game in 11 days. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have one power play goal in their last four games and have won five of their last eight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with 23 goals, Ryan Johansen has 31 assists and Cam Atkinson has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Curtis McElhinney has allowed 62 goals on 753 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 91 goals on 1,044 shots.
The Sabres are 11-50 in their last 61 road games and 13-39 in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Sabres are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Buffalo Sabres are on the road, which means they're an automatic fade like they've been all season long. Give me the Blue Jackets and the spread to give this wager more value.