Buffalo Sabres vs. New Jersey Devils - 11/11/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (6-3-3) at Buffalo Sabres (5-5-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -123 / New Jersey Devils +100 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, MSGB
The New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres meet Friday night in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.
The New Jersey Devils hope they can remain hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Devils are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Taylor Hall leads New Jersey with five goals, Travis Zajac has five assists and P.A. Parenteau has 24 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cory Schneider has given up 23 goals on 320 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has allowed four goals on 63 shots. The New Jersey Devils have scored three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
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The Buffalo Sabres look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Sabres are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Kyle Okposo leads Buffalo with five goals, Ryan O'Reilly has four assists and Matt Moulson has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Robin Lehner has given up 22 goals on 310 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed six goals on 95 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have scored two or less goals in five straight games.
The Devils are 9-22 in their last 31 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-8 in their last 9 road games. The Sabres are 21-46 in their last 67 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games. The Devils are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 33-13-7 in the last 53 meetings.
The Devils are starting to string some wins together, but they still have yet to prove they can win on the road. However, the Sabres haven't shown they can win anywhere with any sort of consistency and one of the teams they've struggled against over the years has been the New Jersey Devils. I'll take the better team here for the even money.