Winnipeg Jets vs. Buffalo Sabres - 10/30/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (2-3-2) at Winnipeg Jets (4-4-0)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MTS Centre)
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -179 / Buffalo Sabres +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets square off Sunday afternoon in a NHL game at the MTS Centre.
The Buffalo Sabres look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season after beating the Florida Panthers on Saturday. The Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Matt Moulson leads Buffalo with four goals, Rasmus Ristolainen has seven assists and Tyler Ennis has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Anders Nilsson has given up six goals on 95 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 12 goals on 111 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed two or more goals in 14 of their last 14 games.
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The Winnipeg Jets look for a strong home victory after splitting their first eight games. The Jets are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrik Laine leads Winnipeg with six goals, Mark Scheifele has four assists and Blake Wheeler has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Michael Hutchinson has given up 11 goals on 134 shots faced and Connor Hellebuyck has allowed 11 goals on 122 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed just one goal in their last two games.
The Sabres are 17-54 in their last 71 games playing on 0 days rest and 27-61 in their last 88 vs. Western Conference. The Jets are 3-15 in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-9 in their last 11 vs. Atlantic. The Sabres are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Winnipeg and 3-9 in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Sabres played well against the Panthers yesterday and should have great confidence after pitching a shutout. However, the Buffalo Sabres continue to be brutal on the road and that's a trend that's lasted a couple of years now. The price isn't great, but the Winnipeg Jets should be able to get the victory here at home against a Buffalo team that's on the end of a back-to-back.