Sabres vs. Coyotes - 3/26/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (22-44-8) at Buffalo Sabres (20-46-7)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +106 / Arizona Coyotes -117 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, MSGB
The Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres play Thursday night at the First Niagara Center.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Coyotes are averaging two goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have two power play goals in their last seven games and have won five of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with 20 goals, Sam Gagner has 23 assists and Shane Doan has 167 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.3 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Mike Smith has allowed 167 goals on 1,701 shots faced and Louis Domingue has given up 10 goals on 113 shots.
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The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Sabres are averaging 1.8 goals and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have three power play goals in their last four games and have lost four straight when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Ennis leads Buffalo with 18 goals, Matt Moulson has 25 assists and Zemgus Girgensons has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.3 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Matt Hackett has allowed 11 goals on 103 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 120 goals on 1,237 shots.
The Coyotes are 1-11 in their last 12 vs. a team with a losing record and 18-39 in their last 57 road games. The Sabres are 16-38 in their last 54 home games and 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the Coyotes are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings.
In a game between two of the coldest teams in the league, it's only right you take the team that's offering the plus money. Also, it holds more value here considering the Sabres are at home.