Buffalo Sabres (7-10) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (9-5-4)
November 19, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs -255 / Buffalo Sabres +205; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Arena. The Buffalo Sabres look to snap a 7-game losing streak. The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 5 of their last 8 games.
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.53 goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 12 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 12 assists and Jeff Skinner has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.59 goals per game and are killing 72.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Eric Comrie has given up 38 goals on 336 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 18 goals on 201 shots.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.89 goals per game and are scoring on 25.4 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads Toronto with 9 goals, Mitchell Marner has 16 assists and Auston Matthews has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.72 goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Erik Kallgren has given up 21 goals on 196 shots faced, and Ilya Samsonov has allowed 17 goals on 214 shots.
The Sabres are 39-99 in their last 138 road games and 0-7 in their last 7 overall. The Maple Leafs are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 7-3 in Sabres last 10 overall. The under is 13-5-1 in Maple Leafs last 19 overall. The Sabres are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Toronto and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 37-15 in the last 52 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Buffalo Sabres are going nowhere fast with losses in 7 straight games, and they’re absolutely terrible on both ends of the ice. The Toronto Maple Leafs are still waiting for their offense to get going, but they’re clearly the better team here, and they’ve been cash cows at home dating back to last season. Give me the Maple Leafs and the PL for max betting value.