Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks - 11/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (6-3-4) at Buffalo Sabres (5-8-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +122 / Vancouver Canucks -135 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, TSN
The Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres square off Saturday at the First Niagara Center.
The Vancouver Canucks look for a big road win after splitting their last six games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power plays. Jared McCann leads Vancouver with five goals, Daniel Sedin has six assists and Brandon Sutter has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 88.6 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 26 goals on 337 shots faced and Richard Bachman has given up three goals on 31 shots. Miller has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Buffalo Sabres look for a big win after splitting their last eight games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power plays. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with five goals, Ryan O'Reilly has nine assists and Tyler Ennis has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their power play chances. Linus Ullmark has allowed nine goals on 97 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 27 goals on 237 shots. Johnson has given up seven goals in his last three games. Carlo Colaiacovo is questionable with an upper-body injury.
The Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Sabres are 21-46 in their last 67 home games and 15-49 in their last 64 overall. The Canucks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo and the home team is 13-3-1 in the last 17 meetings.
The home team has owned this series over the years and both teams have shown some inconsistency as of late. I like the value of the home team and the plus money here.