Buffalo Sabres vs New Jersey Devils NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/25/21

Buffalo Sabres vs New Jersey Devils NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/25/21 Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils (6-6-2) at Buffalo Sabres (6-8-2)

NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

The Line: Buffalo Sabres -105 / New Jersey Devils -111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres meet Thursday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.

The New Jersey Devils need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with five goals, Jack Hughes has seven assists and P.K. Subban has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 59.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed eight goals on 154 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 14 goals on 141 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Victor Olofsson leads Buffalo with seven goals, Jack Eichel has 12 assists and Rasmus Dahlin has 44 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 13 goals on 128 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 28 goals on 329 shots.

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The Devils are 21-47 in their last 68 Thursday games and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sabres are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Devils last 5 road games. The under is 5-0-1 in Sabres last 6 overall. The Devils are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.

The New Jersey Devils haven't looked great over the last week and their offense appears to need a shot in the arm. The Buffalo Sabres have yet to fulfill expectations and need to string some wins together, but they have won three of the first four games against the Devils and absolutely dominated them in Tuesday's victory. You can argue this line should be a lot pricer than it is. Give me the Sabres and the cheap price.

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Randy’s Pick Buffalo Sabres -105

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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