Philadelphia Flyers (16-13-4) at Buffalo Sabres (6-23-4)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +163 / Philadelphia Flyers -181 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres meet Monday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers need a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Joel Farabee leads Philadelphia with 14 goals, Jakub Voracek has 20 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 72.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hart has allowed 20 goals on 192 shots faced and Brian Elliott has allowed 40 goals on 370 shots.
The Buffalo Sabres need a win here to snap a downright brutal 17-game losing streak. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 24.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Sam Reinhart leads Buffalo with 12 goals, Jack Eichel has 16 assists and Taylor Hall has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 76.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 39 goals on 341 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 31 goals on 380 shots.
The Flyers are 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Sabres are 3-14 in their last 17 home games and 14-40 in their last 54 overall. The over is 9-2 in Flyers last 11 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Sabres last 8 overall. The Flyers are 25-9 in the last 34 meetings. The favorite is 22-8 in the last 30 meetings. The home team is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings.
I'm not thrilled about backing the Philadelphia Flyers in their current form, but it beats the alternative. The Buffalo Sabres remain unbackable, as they've lost 17 straight games and their effort doesn't seem to be getting much better. While the Flyers are piling up the losses in their own right, they have had great success in the favorite role and have won four straight meetings against the Sabres this season. In fact, the Flyers have shutout the Sabres in three of those last four games. Give me the Flyers and the PL for max betting value.