Sabres vs. Blues - 11/23/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (13-6-2) at Buffalo Sabres (8-10-2)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +142 / St. Louis Blues -157 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, MSGB
The St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres meet Monday night at the First Niagara Center.
The St. Louis Blues look for a strong road win after splitting their last 10 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 13 goals, Alexander Steen has nine assists and Colton Parayko has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 85 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 29 goals on 414 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 19 goals on 187 shots. Allen has given up eight goals in his last three games.
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The Buffalo Sabres need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. Ryan O'Reilly leads Buffalo with seven goals, Rasmus Ristolainen has eight assists and Jack Eichel has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their power play chances. Linus Ullmark has allowed 17 goals on 229 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 33 goals on 332 shots. Johnson has allowed six goals in his last three games. Mark Pysyk is doubtful with a lower-body injury.
The Blues are 57-19 in their last 76 vs. a team with a losing record and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Sabres are 22-48 in their last 70 home games and 15-46 in their last 61 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Buffalo and 17-2 in the last 19 meetings overall.
The Blues feast on teams with losing records and have had no problem winning on the road either. The Sabres continue to be the Sabres, which means they're tough to back. Have to like the Blues to keep the wins piling up.