Buffalo Sabres (24-19-3) vs. St. Louis Blues (23-21-3)
January 24, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Blues -161 / Buffalo Sabres +130; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Buffalo Sabres Betting Preview
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 26.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 32 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 39 assists and Alex Tuch has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 73.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has given up 60 goals on 595 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 45 goals on 552 shots.
The St. Louis Blues Betting Preview
The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Kyrou leads St. Louis with 22 goals, Robert Thomas has 31 assists, and Justin Faulk has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 112 goals on 1,032 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has given up 40 goals on 456 shots.
The Sabres are 49-103 in their last 152 road games and 50-122 in their last 172 games playing on 0 days rest. The Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 20-8 in their last 28 Tuesday games. The over is 4-1 in Sabres last 5 road games. The over is 32-15-4 in Blues last 51 overall. The Sabres are 1-13 in the last 14 meetings in St. Louis and 6-23 in the last 29 meetings. The favorite is 14-4 in the last 18 meetings. The home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Buffalo Sabres have been shaky these last couple of weeks, they’ve been horrible on the road these last 3 seasons, and them playing on the end of a back to back doesn’t help them here. The St. Louis Blues have a massive rest advantage, and they’re probably the better team overall. Throw in home ice, and the Blues have to be a confident pick here.