Buffalo Sabres vs. New Jersey Devils - 12/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Jersey Devils (15-11-4) at Buffalo Sabres (12-15-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +118 / New Jersey Devils -130 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, MSGB
The New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres meet Tuesday night at the First Niagara Center.
The New Jersey Devils look for a nice road victory after splitting their last eight games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.8 percent of their power plays. Adam Henrique leads New Jersey with 13 goals, Mike Cammalleri has 19 assists and Kyle Palmieri has 81 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 54 goals on 710 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 14 goals on 144 shots. Schneider has allowed seven goals in his last three games. Adam Henrique is questionable and Travis Zajac is out.
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The Buffalo Sabres look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23.4 percent of their power plays. Ryan O'Reilly leads Buffalo with 10 goals, Rasmus Ristolainen has 15 assists and Jack Eichel has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 45 goals on 481 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 32 goals on 361 shots. Johnson has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Devils are 12-4 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Sabres are 13-47 in their last 60 games playing on 0 days rest and 15-37 in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference. The Devils are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Sabres haven't beaten the Devils since April of 2014 and are coming off a tough Monday loss to the Red Wings. You have to like the rested team here for the fairly low price, as Buffalo continues to be a team that's hard to invest in.