Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres - 3/26/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (23-40-12) at Toronto Maple Leafs (45-23-7)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -285 / Buffalo Sabres +252 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Air Canada Centre and the Toronto Maple Leafs hos the Buffalo Sabres in a Monday NHL tilt.
With the season winding to a close the Buffalo Sabres are looking to win a few games. Buffalo has lost four straight with two goals scored in this stretch following a 5-1 defeat at the New York Rangers where Sam Reinhart scored with Robin Lehner allowing four goals on 12 shots before Linus Ullmark stopped 10-11 shots in relief.
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Jimmy Vesey gave the Rangers attack a boost with a pair of goals with Chris Kreider, Neal Pionk and Mika Zibanejad also scoring. Kevin Hayes gave New York a pair of assists and Alexandar Georgiev recorded 43 saves to pick up the win and improve to 4-3-1.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to enter the postseason with momentum and have been heading in that direction with wins in six of seven. Toronto comes off a 4-3 win versus Detroit where Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi and Frans Nielsen scored for the Red Wings while Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on 29 shots.
The balanced Maple Leafs received coring off the sticks of Kasperi Kapanen, Connor Brown, William Nylander and Nazem Kadri. Overall, eleven players recorded points for Toronto to make a winner of Frederik Andersen and his 38 saves.
Sabres are 6-0 in their last 6 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and under is 3-0-1 in Sabres last 4 overall and under is 5-1 in Sabres last 6 Monday games. Over is 4-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 5 Monday games and over is 4-0 in Maple Leafs last 4 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and Maple Leafs are 8-1 in their last 9 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and Sabres are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Toronto and home team is 25-7 in the last 32 meetings.
The Maple Leafs have been playing at a high level so I favor them but the juice has to be knocked down…