Dallas Stars vs. Buffalo Sabres - 11/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (8-9-2) at Dallas Stars (16-4-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -225 / Buffalo Sabres +201 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, FSMW
The Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars square off early Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Buffalo Sabres look for a solid road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power plays. Ryan O'Reilly leads Buffalo with seven goals, Rasmus Ristolainen has eight assists and Jack Eichel has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 72.9 percent of their power play chances. Linus Ullmark has allowed 17 goals on 229 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 30 goals on 300 shots. Johnson has allowed three goals in his last three games. Mark Pysyk is out with a lower-body injury.
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The Dallas Stars look to remain red hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 28.3 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 12 goals, Tyler Seguin has 17 assists and Jason Spezza has 66 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their power play chances. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 22 goals on 287 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up 28 goals on 315 shots. Niemi has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Sabres are 27-67 in their last 94 games playing on 1 days rest and 18-64 in their last 82 road games. The Stars are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 19-7 in their last 26 games following a win. The Sabres are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Dallas and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Nobody in their right mind would take the Sabres in this spot. Not only have the Stars refused to cool off, but Buffalo has been flat out awful on the road dating back to last season. The Stars should win this game quite easily.