Jets vs. Sabres - 1/10/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (15-22-4) at Winnipeg Jets (19-19-3)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -170 / Buffalo Sabres +153 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets square off Sunday afternoon at the MTS Centre.
The Buffalo Sabres need a big victory in order to snap a six-game skid. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power plays. Ryan O'Reilly leads Buffalo with 17 goals, Rasmus Ristolainen has 19 assists and Jack Eichel has 132 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 61 goals on 728 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 42 goals on 467 shots. Johnson has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Winnipeg Jets look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power plays. Bryan Little leads Winnipeg with 14 goals, Blake Wheeler has 30 assists and Drew Stafford has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 77.3 percent of their power play chances. Michael Hutchinson has allowed 41 goals on 427 shots faced and Ondrej Pavelec has given up 38 goals on 405 shots. Hutchinson has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Sabres are 31-75 in their last 106 games playing on 1 days rest and 21-71 in their last 92 road games. The Jets are 2-5 in their last 7 Sunday games and 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sabres are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Winnipeg and 1-9 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Sabres remain unbackable on te road and even more considering they've lost six straight overall. Add the Jets record against the Sabres over the years, and you have to side with the home team here.