Philadelphia Flyers vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/9/21

Philadelphia Flyers vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/9/21 Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres (6-14-3) at Philadelphia Flyers (12-7-3)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -225 / Buffalo Sabres +188 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres and the Philadelphia Flyers meet in NHL action from the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night.

The Buffalo Sabres will look to rebound from a 5-2 loss to the Islanders in their last matchup. Jack Eichel has 18 points with a team-high 16 assists while Sam Reinhart has a team-high 9 goals with 8 assists for his 17 points. Victor Olofsson has 17 points as well with 7 goals and 10 apples and Taylor Hall’s got 2 goals and 12 assists for his 14 points this season while Rasmus Dahlin’s got 10 points including 9 assists on the year. Linus Ullmark’s made 12 appearances in goal for Buffalo with 5 wins and a 2.44 GAA but continues to miss time with a lower body injury, leaving the workload to Carter Hutton, who is 1-8 with a 3.40 GAA in 9 appearances this season.

The Philadelphia Flyers will be looking for a bounce back after a 3-1 loss to Washington last time out. James van Riemsdyk leads Washington with 26 points on 10 goals and 16 assists while Joel Farabee has 20 points with 9 goals and 11 assists. Claude Giroux and Kevin Hayes both have 17 points with Giroux logging 14 assists while Hayes has 8 goals and 9 assists this season. Jakub Voracek has 15 points with 12 assists while Sean Couturier has 14 points with 6 goals and eight assists and Scott Laughton is one point behind with 13 points with 6 goals and 7 assists. Carter Hart and Brian Elliott each have 6 wins between the pipes for the Flyers this season, with Hart logging a shutout and a 3.47 GAA in 14 appearances while Elliott’s made 10 appearances with a pair of shutouts and a 2.37 GAA this season.

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Buffalo is 7-23 in their last 30 games overall and 0-5 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 10-4-1 in their last 15 games as an underdog. Philadelphia is 38-13 in their last 51 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

When this total came out, I was surprised it wasn’t 5 because this game just feels like it has the makings of a slugfest, an old-time, rough ‘em up and black and blue style of game, so with that said, I’m obviously on the under here. At best I think we see 3 or 4 goals max in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Under 5.5

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

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