Anaheim Ducks (13-28-5) vs. Buffalo Sabres (22-19-3)
January 21, 2023 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -200 / Anaheim Ducks +162; Over/Under: +9.5
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The Anaheim Ducks and Buffalo Sabres meet Saturday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Anaheim Ducks Preview
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 16 goals, Troy Terry has 26 assists and Frank Vatrano has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4.2 goals per game and are killing 72 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 114 goals on 1,099 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 47 goals on 426 shots.
The Buffalo Sabres Preview
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 26.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 32 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 37 assists and Jeff Skinner has 124 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has given up 57 goals on 548 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 43 goals on 521 shots.
The Ducks are 13-39 in their last 52 road games and 25-57 in their last 82 games following a win. The Sabres are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The over is 7-0 in Ducks last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Sabres last 5 home games. The Ducks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo. The road team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
Crazy juice for a Buffalo Sabres side that’s struggling again, but there’s no doubt they’ve played the better hockey this season and have shown more life. The Anaheim Ducks are arguably the worst team in the league, and things get worse for them on the road. Give me the Sabres and the PL for max betting value.