Buffalo Sabres vs. Dallas Stars - 11/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (14-4-0) at Buffalo Sabres (8-8-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +135 / Dallas Stars -155 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, MSGB
The Dallas Stars and Buffalo Sabres square off Tuesday night at the First Niagara Center.
The Dallas Stars look to keep the puck rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 29.8 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 12 goals, Tyler Seguin has 17 assists and Patrick Sharp has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 20 goals on 252 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up 27 goals on 290 shots. Lehtonen has given up six goals in his last three games.
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The Buffalo Sabres look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.6 percent of their power plays. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with six goals, Ryan O'Reilly has nine assists and Rasmus Ristolainen has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Linus Ullmark has allowed 13 goals on 172 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 30 goals on 300 shots. Johnson has given up three goals in his last three games.
The Stars are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 19-7 in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sabres are 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and 22-47 in their last 69 home games. The Stars are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Buffalo.
Tough to bet against the Stars with the way they've been playing all season. While the Sabres have caught fire a bit, they're run is bound to come to an end. I'll side with the road team here that's been extremely consistent.