New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/2/21

New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/2/21 Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres (6-10-3) at New York Rangers (7-9-3)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)

The Line: New York Rangers -145 / Buffalo Sabres +125 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

The Buffalo Sabres will look to rebound from a 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in their last matchup. Victor Olofsson leads the Sabres with 15 points with 7 goals and 8 assists while Sam Reinhart has a total of 14 points with 7 goals and 7 assists. Jack Eichel also has 14 points coming with 12 assists and Taylor Hall has 12 points with 11 apples. Eric Staal and Rasmus Dahlin each have 8 points as well with Staal putting up 3 goals with 5 assists and Rahlin logging 7 apples. Linus Ullmark continues to be the starter going forward in goal for Buffalo, posting a 5-5 record with a 2.44 GAA and 5 wins in 12 games played while Carter Hutton has a 1-6 record with a 3.20 GAA in 7 appearance this season.

The New York Rangers will also try to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins in their last matchup. Artemi Panarin leads New York in scoring with 18 points coming on 5 goals and 13 assists while Ryan Strome and Pavel Buchnevich each have 13 points with Strome logging 6 goals with 7 assists while Buchnevich has 5 goals and 8 assists. Chris Kreider has 11 points with 9 goals and Adam Fox has 10 points with 9 assists. Igor Shesterkin has a team-high 12 appearances for the Rangers, going 4-6 with a 2.40 GAA while Alexandar Georgiev has a 2.81 GAA with a 3-4 record and a shutout this season.

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Buffalo is 7-19 in their last 26 games overall and 18-62 in their last 70 road games while the under is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games overall. Bew York is 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 7-16 in their last 23 games overall while the under is 10-3 in their last 13 games as a favorite. Buffalo is 8-21 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams.

The Buffalo Sabres would be a bit easier to make a case for if the game was in Buffalo, but the Sabres have been a profitable road fade for a while now and it’s just not looking like it’s going to change any time soon. New York has been inconsistent in their own right, but they usually play better at home like a lot of teams to and Buffalo like I said isn’t an option on the road, so I’ll lay it and play it with the New York Rangers in this one.

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Chris’s Pick New York Rangers -145

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

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