Buffalo Sabres vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/27/21

Buffalo Sabres vs Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/27/21 Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers (9-4-3) at Buffalo Sabres (6-8-3)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

The Line: Buffalo Sabres -110 / Philadelphia Flyers -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres meet Saturday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.

The Philadelphia Flyers look for win after splitting their last eight games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with eight goals, Claude Giroux has 10 assists and Kevin Hayes has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 71.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 11 goals on 152 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 31.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Victor Olofsson leads Buffalo with six goals, Jack Eichel has 11 assists and Rasmus Dahlin has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 13 goals on 128 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 24 goals on 264 shots.

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The Flyers are 12-5 in their last 17 road games and 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The Sabres are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The over is 5-2 in Flyers last 7 overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Sabres last 7 overall. The Flyers are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings.

The Philadelphia Flyers have been hit or miss lately, but they continue to play some of their best hockey on the road and have been more trustworthy than the Sabres up to this point. The Buffalo Sabres are more talented than they've been in the past, but they continue to have issues offensively and aren't giving us the results we need to gain trust. Until proven otherwise, the Sabres are still the same old Sabres. Give me the Flyers and the cheap price. 

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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia Flyers -110

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

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