New Jersey Devils (16-4) vs. Buffalo Sabres (9-11)
November 25, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +142 / New Jersey Devils -172; Over/Under: +6.5
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The New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres meet Friday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center. The New Jersey Devils have won 10 of their last 11 games. The Buffalo Sabres have lost 7 of their last 9 games.
The New Jersey Devils are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Nico Hischier leads New Jersey with 9 goals, Jesper Bratt has 16 assists and Jack Hughes has 83 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has allowed 25 goals on 301 shots faced, and Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed 17 goals on 142 shots.
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 24.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 13 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 15 assists and Jeff Skinner has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 73 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Eric Comrie has given up 38 goals on 336 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 20 goals on 232 shots.
The Devils are 8-0 in their last 8 road games and 16-5 in their last 21 overall. The Sabres are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 2-8 in their last 10 overall. The under is 5-0-1 in Devils last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Sabres last 5 overall. The Devils are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Buffalo and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
Even with a loss, the New Jersey Devils are still one of the hottest teams in the sport and not a club I’m eager to step in front of. The Buffalo Sabres still have major issues defensively, and playing on their home ice hasn’t helped all that much recently. As I’ve said before, I’m not eager to step in front of the Devils until they cool off. Give me the Devils for a nice road win.