New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/6/21

New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/6/21 Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres (8-23-6) at New Jersey Devils (13-17-6)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)

The Line: New Jersey Devils -157 / Buffalo Sabres +143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres and the New Jersey Devils meet in NHL action from the Prudential Center on Tuesday night.

The Buffalo Sabres will look to build on their 3-2 win over the Rangers in their last matchup. Sam Reinhart leads the Sabres in scoring with 24 points including a team-high 13 goals while Victor Olofsson has 22 points with 10 goals and 12 assists. Taylor Hall leads Buffalo with 17 assists and Jack Eichel’s on 16 assists this season. As a team, Buffalo is averaging 2.1 goals on 27.8 shots with a 22.5% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.4 goals on 32.3 shots with an 80% success rate on the PK.

The New Jersey Devils will be out to bounce back from a narrow 5-4 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals last time out. Pavel Zacha leads the Devils in scoring with 20 points including 7 goals and 13 assists while Jesper Bratt has 19 points with 15 assists and Ty Smith has a team-high 17 assists this season. Myles Wood also leads the Devils in scoring with 11 goals this year. As a team, New Jersey is averaging 2.4 goals on 29.4 shots with a 12.9% success rate on the PP while allowing 3 goals on 32.3 shots with a 73.3% success rate on the PK this season.

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Buffalo is 14-37 in their last 51 games overall and 12-45 in their last 57 games as a road underdog while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games following a win. New Jersey is 17-36 in their last 53 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 games overall while the under is 9-4 in their last 14 games overall. The under is 20-5-2 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams in New Jersey.

I’m not trying to get behind either of these teams as Buffalo’s been horrendous over the last month and a half, while the Devils haven’t been good at home at all this season. Instead, I’m going to side with the under. I could see this being a game where there’s just a lot of mucking around center ice and neither side really gets anything done, contributing to an under here.

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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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