Flyers vs. Sabres - 2/11/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (21-27-6) at Philadelphia Flyers (23-20-9)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -148 / Buffalo Sabres +134 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, CSN
The Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Buffalo Sabres could use a nice win after losing six of their last eight games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power plays. Ryan O'Reilly leads Buffalo with 17 goals, Jack Eichel has 20 assists and Sam Reinhart has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 72 goals on 876 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 46 goals on 541 shots. Johnson has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers could also use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18 percent of their power plays. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 19 goals, Claude Giroux has 29 assists and Brayden Schenn has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their power play chances. Steve Mason has allowed 88 goals on 1,031 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 43 goals on 638 shots. Mason has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Sabres are 34-78 in their last 112 games playing on 1 days rest and 26-74 in their last 100 road games. The Flyers are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Sabres are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia and 5-12 in the last 17 meetings overall.
You guys know the drill by now, I don't back the Sabres at all when they're playing on the road. Only 26 wins out of their last 100 road games. No, thanks. Give me the Flyers at home.