Buffalo Sabres (0-2) at Philadelphia Flyers (2-0)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -162 / Buffalo Sabres +135 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers meet Monday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Buffalo Sabres need a win here after losing twice to the Capitals. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Taylor Hall leads Buffalo with one goal, Jack Eichel has three assists and Victor Olofsson has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing four goals per game and are killing 50 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up five goals on 27 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up two goals on 21 shots.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a quick 3-0 start after beating the Penguins twice. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 5.5 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with three goals, Joel Farabee has three assists and James van Riemsdyk has four shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed three goals on 34 shots faced.
The Sabres are 14-48 in their last 62 road games and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The Flyers are 25-9 in their last 34 home games and 21-7 in their last 28 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Sabres last 6 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Flyers last 6 overall. The Sabres are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings in Philadelphia and 8-21 in the last 29 meetings. The favorite is 18-7 in the last 25 meetings.
The Buffalo Sabres were supposed to be an improved team from last year, but they look awfully like the team we're used to seeing on the ice, at least through two games. The Philadelphia Flyers have been money making machines dating back to last season and they had their way with the Penguins twice. The Flyers also have a long history of beating the doors off the Buffalo Sabres. I'll lay the juice with the Flyers on their home ice, as they jump out to an impressive 3-0 start.