Sabres vs. Rangers - 3/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Rangers (42-17-7) at Buffalo Sabres (19-42-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +284 / New York Rangers -325 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG, MSGB
The New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres meet Saturday night at the First Niagara Center.
The New York Rangers have been red hot with wins in eight of their last 10 games. The Rangers are averaging three goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The New York Rangers have one power play goal in their last six games and have won five straight when scoring at least three goals. Rick Nash leads New York with 39 goals, Martin St. Louis has 26 assists and Chris Kreider has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Rangers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Mackenzie Skapski has allowed one goal on 25 shots faced and Cam Talbot has given up 60 goals on 790 shots.
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The Buffalo Sabres look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Sabres are averaging 1.8 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have zero power play goals in their last six games and have won four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Ennis leads Buffalo with 17 goals, Matt Moulson has 23 assists and Zemgus Girgensons has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.3 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Matt Hackett has allowed eight goals on 60 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 11 goals on 128 shots.
The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic and 19-7 in their last 26 road games. The Sabres are 16-35 in their last 51 home games and 14-44 in their last 58 vs. Eastern Conference. The Rangers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Buffalo and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The insane plus money with the Sabres no longer holds value, especisally against teams that are far better than them. Take the Rangers to win by at least two goals to give your wager more value.