Sabres vs. Oilers - 3/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (23-34-7) at Buffalo Sabres (25-31-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -119 / Edmonton Oilers +108 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres meet Tuesday night at the First Niagara Center.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.3 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 20 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 28 assists and Benoit Pouliot has 109 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 105 goals on 1,221 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Buffalo Sabres need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power plays. Sam Reinhart leads Buffalo with 18 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 32 assists and Jack Eichel has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 77 goals on 931 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 46 goals on 541 shots. Johnson has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 14-52 in their last 66 road games and 41-90 in their last 131 overall. The Sabres are 15-37 in their last 52 home games and 50-115 in their last 165 overall. The Oilers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Two of the bottom feeders in the league, this game could truly go either way. However, the Oilers have beaten the Sabres in four of the last five contests, and we're getting some plus money with them as well. Give me the road team.