Sabres vs. Flames - 3/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (26-33-4) at Buffalo Sabres (25-31-8)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (First Niagara Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -124 / Calgary Flames +112 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres square off Thursday at the First Niagara Center.
The Calgary Flames could use a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 24 goals, Sean Monahan has 24 assists and Mark Giordano has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 72.9 percent of their power play chances. Jonas Hiller has allowed 68 goals on 591 shots faced and Joni Ortio has given up 23 goals on 208 shots. Hiller has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
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The Buffalo Sabres need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are killing 19.5 percent of their power plays. Sam Reinhart leads Buffalo with 18 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 32 assists and Jack Eichel has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83 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 Flames are 17-35 in their last 52 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sabres are 36-81 in their last 117 games playing on 1 days rest and 15-38 in their last 53 home games. The Flames are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings in Buffalo and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Both struggling teams, but the Flames are god awful on the road and have won just once in their last 10 meetings in Buffalo. In a garbage game, give me the Sabres at home for the low price.