Philadelphia Flyers vs. Buffalo Sabres - 10/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (2-6-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (4-2-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -198 / Buffalo Sabres +178 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, CSN, TVA
The Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Buffalo Sabres could use a victory here after a rough 2-6 start to the season. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 1.9 goals per game and scoring on 23.5 percent of their power plays. Ryan O'Reilly leads Buffalo with three goals, Sam Reinhart has three assists and Jack Eichel has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.3 goals per game and killing 66.7 percent of their power play chances. Robin Lehner has allowed one goal on 12 shots and Chad Johnson has given up 20 goals on 165 shots. Johnson has allowed 10 goals in his last three games. Evander Kane is questionable with a knee injury.
USA TODAY Sports
The Philadelphia Flyers look to keep rolling after winning four of their last five games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.1 goals per game and scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. Claude Giroux leads Philly with three goals, Mark Streit has three assists and Jakub Voracek has 28 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and killing 79.3 percent of their power play chances. Michal Neuvirth has allowed five goals on 95 shots faced and Steve Mason has given up 13 goals on 129 shots. Mason has allowed two goals in each of his last three outings. Michael Raffl and Sean Couturier are questionable.
The Sabres are 3-8 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 9-42 in their last 51 road games. The Flyers are 1-7 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Sabres are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Sabres on the road? No, thanks. The Sabres are unbackable pretty much all of the time, but they're more of a must fade when playing outside of Buffalo. Give me the Flyers to remain hot.