Sabres vs. Maple Leafs - 3/31/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Maple Leafs (28-37-11) at Buffalo Sabres (31-35-11)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -140 / Toronto Maple Leafs +120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSNT, MSGB
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres meet Thursday night at the First Niagara Center.
The Toronto Maple Leafs look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power plays. P.A. Parenteau leads Toronto with 19 goals, Leo Komarov has 17 assists and Nazem Kadri has 253 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 96 goals on 1,034 shots faced and Garret Sparks has given up 34 goals on 327 shots. Bernier has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Buffalo Sabres could use a win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power plays. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with 23 goals, Sam Reinhart has 18 assists and Evander Kane has 271 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 97 goals on 1,189 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 48 goals on 634 shots. Johnson has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Maple Leafs are 18-39 in their last 57 games playing on 1 days rest and 15-48 in their last 63 road games. The Sabres are 40-84 in their last 124 games playing on 1 days rest and 12-39 in their last 51 Thursday games. The Maple Leafs are 7-24 in the last 31 meetings in Buffalo.
The Maple Leafs have been trash all season on the road, and that's been even more the case when playing in Buffalo. While we've made a ton fading the Sabres over the year or so, this is one of the spots you should back Buffalo.