Sabres vs. Hurricanes - 4/6/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Carolina Hurricanes (29-38-11) at Buffalo Sabres (22-49-8)
NHL Hockey: Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +149 / Carolina Hurricanes -165 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSS, MSGB
The Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres play Monday night at the First Niagara Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.2 goals and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have one power play goal in their last five games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 22 goals, Elias Lindholm has 22 assists and Jeff Skinner has 222 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Cam Ward has allowed 115 goals on 1,270 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 84 goals on 849 shots.
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The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Sabres are averaging 1.9 goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have three power play goals in their last four games and have lost four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Ennis leads Buffalo with 19 goals, Matt Moulson has 27 assists and Brian Gionta has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.3 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Matt Hackett has allowed 18 goals on 155 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 33 goals on 413 shots.
The Hurricanes are 18-37 in their last 55 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Sabres are 17-40 in their last 57 home games and 6-21 in their last 27 vs. Metropolitan. The Hurricanes are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Both teams suck and are just happy the season is finally coming to a close. This isn't a game you should consier wagering, but if forced to pick, I'm siding with the home team that's paying plus money. It's the only value in a game where neither team really cares.