Sabres vs Stars Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/9/23
Dallas Stars (34-17-13) vs. Buffalo Sabres (32-27-4)
March 9, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +126 / Dallas Stars -156; Over/Under: +6
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The Dallas Stars and Buffalo Sabres meet Thursday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Jason Robertson leads Dallas with 38 goals, Joe Pavelski has 41 assists and Miro Heiskanen has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jake Oettinger has allowed 111 goal on 1,403 shots faced, and Scott Wedgewood has given up 48 goals on 551 shots.
The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 42 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 49 assists and Jeff Skinner has 177 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 72.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has given up 95 goals on 885 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 59 goals on 720 shots.
The Stars are 9-1 in their last 10 Thursday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The Sabres are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Stars last 26 overall. The over is 9-4 in Sabres last 13 overall. The Stars are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The home team is 19-9 in the last 28 meetings. The favorite is 14-5 in the last 19 meetings.
The Dallas Stars have put together some nice wins as of late, and I’d assume that will carry over to a Sabres team they’ve beaten up over the years. The Buffalo Sabres just can’t get on the same page, and it results in a lot of frustrating losses. The line is kind of juicy for a road team, but the Stars are in better form.