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Buffalo Sabres vs San Jose Sharks 12/4/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

San Jose Sharks (8-15-4) vs. Buffalo Sabres (10-13-1)
December 4, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -144 / San Jose Sharks +122; Over/Under: +6.5
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The San Jose Sharks and Buffalo Sabres meet Sunday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center. The San Jose Sharks have lost 5 of their last 6 games. The Buffalo Sabres have split their last 6 games.

The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Timo Meier leads San Jose with 12 goals, Erik Karlsson has 19 assists and Logan Couture has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 90 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 30 goals on 244 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 45 goals on 465 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 26.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 15 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 19 assists and Jeff Skinner has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 71.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Eric Comrie has given up 38 goals on 336 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 27 goals on 321 shots.

The Sharks are 9-24 in their last 33 road games and 18-48 in their last 66 overall. The Sabres are 1-7 in their last 8 home games and 3-11 in their last 14 overall. The over is 13-5-1 in Sharks last 19 overall. The over is 6-1 in Sabres last 7 overall. The Sharks are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in Buffalo. The favorite is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

I’m not excited to back the Buffalo Sabres in the favorite role, but they’re at home with the rest advantage and that should count for something. The San Jose Sharks are going nowhere fast as these losses keep piling up, and they’ve been horrible on the end of a back to back dating back to last season. The price is still reasonable. Give me the Sabres for a nice home victory.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Buffalo Sabres -144

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