Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres - 11/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (8-12-2) at Nashville Predators (12-6-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Nashville Predators / Buffalo Sabres --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, FSSM
The Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators meet Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena.
The Buffalo Sabres could use another victory after losing five of their last six games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Ryan O'Reilly leads Buffalo with seven goals, Rasmus Ristolainen has nine assists and Jack Eichel has 74 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Linus Ullmark has allowed 22 goals on 263 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 33 goals on 344 shots. Johnson has allowed four goals in his last three games. Tyler Ennis is questionable with an upper-body injury.
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The Nashville Predators look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power plays. James Neal leads Nashville with nine goals, Roman Josi has nine assists and Shea Weber has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed 42 goals on 469 shots faced and Carter Hutton has given up nine goals on 101 shots. Rinne has allowed 10 goals in his last three games. Paul Gaustad is doubtful.
The Sabres are 12-46 in their last 58 games playing on 0 days rest and 14-41 in their last 55 Saturday games. The Predators are 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 41-17 in their last 58 home games. The Sabres are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.
It's been a while since the Sabres have beaten the predators, and Buffalo on the road has been an automatic fade since last season. I'll side with Nashville here.