Pittsburgh Penguins (15-9-1) at Buffalo Sabres (6-14-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +157 / Pittsburgh Penguins -174 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres meet Thursday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with nine goals, Jake Guentzel has 14 assists and Bryan Rust has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 53 goals on 531 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 20 goals on 202 shots.
The Buffalo Sabres need a win here to snap an eight game losing streak. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 28.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Sam Reinhart leads Buffalo with 11 goals, Jack Eichel has 16 assists and Rasmus Dahlin has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 28 goals on 240 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 28 goals on 344 shots.
The Penguins are 6-15 in their last 21 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Sabres are 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 7-24 in their last 31 overall. The over is 3-0-2 in Penguins last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Sabres last 4 overall. The Penguins are 17-5 in the last 22 meetings in Buffalo and 41-19-3 in the last 63 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing some of their best hockey of the season right now and have been absolute money in the favorite role all year. The Buffalo Sabres were supposed to be better than past seasons, but we're seeing much of the same, and that's a team that can't figure things out at either end of the floor and the losses are starting to get out of control. Backing the Sabres is pointless at this point. Give me the Penguins and the PL for max betting value.