Philadelphia Flyers (13-19-8) vs. Buffalo Sabres (12-21-7)
January 22, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -101 / Philadelphia Flyers -121; Over/Under: -5.5
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The Philadelphia Flyers and the Buffalo Sabres meet in NHL action from the KeyBank Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Philadelphia Flyers come into this game looking to snap a ten-game losing skid after a 2-1 loss to Columbus last time out. Claude Giroux leads the Flyers in scoring with 11 goals and a team-high 19 assists as part of his 31-point tally this season. Cam Atkinson has a team-high 15 goals of his own and Joel Farabee has 11 goals of his own this season. Carter Hart’s gone 7-13-5 with a 2.90 GAA and a .912 save percentage in goal for the Flyers while Martin Jones has gone 6-6-2 with a 3.31 GAA and a .908 save percentage this season.
The Buffalo Sabres will look to bounce back from a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Stars in their last game. Rasmus Dahlin leads the Sabres in scoring with 26 points including a team-high 19 assists while Tage Thompson leads has 25 points with 12 goals and Jeff Skinner has 24 points with a team-high 14 goals. Kyle Okposo also has 23 points with 7 goals and 16 apples this season. Dustin Tokarski’s gone 4-5-3 with a 3.28 GAA and a .903 save percentage in goal for Buffalo while Ukko-Pekka Luokkonen is 2-5-2 with a 2.74 GAA and a .917 save percentage and Aaron Dell is 1-7-1 with a 3.92 GAA and an .893 save percentage.
Philadelphia is 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 9-1 in their last 10 games as a road favorite. Buffalo is 21-59 in their last 80 games overall and 24-72 in their last 96 games as an underdog while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
This line makes little sense to me. Sure, Buffalo’s been struggling, but the Flyers are now on a double-digit losing streak and continue to look like a team that’s going to be hosting a fire sale for the trade deadline in the coming weeks. I’m not a Sabres fan, but there’s actually value with Buffalo in this one.