Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/13/21

Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/13/21 Photo by Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins (16-9-1) at Buffalo Sabres (6-15-4)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

The Line: Buffalo Sabres +180 / Pittsburgh Penguins -201 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres meet Saturday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.

The Pittsburgh Penguins look to build on their four game winning streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with nine goals, Jake Guentzel has 14 assists and Bryan Rust has 90 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 55 goals on 554 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 20 goals on 202 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres need a win here to snap a nine game losing streak. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 27.9 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 80.7 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.

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The Penguins are 7-15 in their last 22 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Sabres are 0-7 in their last 7 home games and 20-41 in their last 61 overall. The over is 4-0-2 in Penguins last 6 overall. The over is 5-0 in Sabres last 5 overall. The Penguins are 27-11-1 in the last 39 meetings in Buffalo and 42-19-3 in the last 64 meetings.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are showing signs of getting back on track during this four game winning streak and they just dominated the Bruins 5-2 on Thursday. The Buffalo Sabres still can't find the back of the net with any consistency and they continue to be fade material until further notice. The Sabres are looking more and more like the team we've known the last few years, and they've won just twice since January 31. The only pick here is to side with the Penguins and the PL for max betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5

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

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