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Vancouver Canucks (28-11-3) vs. Buffalo Sabres (18-20-4)
January 13, 2024 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -101 / Vancouver Canucks -122; Over/Under: +7
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The Vancouver Canucks are riding a 4-game winning streak. The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Vancouver Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres prediction.

Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview

The Vancouver Canucks beat the Devils, Rangers, Islanders, and Penguins during this streak. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 27 goals, Quinn Hughes has 40 assists and Elias Pettersson has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 76 goals on 908 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has allowed 31 goals on 357 shots.

Vancouver Canucks Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won seven of the Canucks’ last eight games at KeyBank Center.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Canucks’ last eight games at KeyBank Center.
  • The Canucks have won the second period in each of their last four games as favorites after coming off overtime.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Canucks’ last nine games following a road win.

Buffalo Sabres Betting Preview

The Buffalo Sabres recently beat the Penguins and Senators while losing to the Kraken. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.02 goals per game and are scoring on 14.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Buffalo with 17 goals, Casey Mittlelstadt has 24 assists and Rasmus Dahlin has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.36 goals per game and are killing 78.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Devon Levi has given up 59 goals on 531 shots faced, while Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has allowed 55 goals on 543 shots.

Buffalo Sabres Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won seven of the last eight games between the Canucks and Sabres at KeyBank Center.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the last 12 games between the Canucks and Sabres.
  • The Sabres have lost the first period in each of their last five games as underdogs following a home win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Sabres’ last 10 games as home underdogs against opponents on a winning streak.

Vancouver Canucks vs Buffalo Sabres prediction

The Buffalo Sabres are getting some love because they’re at home, but the Canucks are the better team no matter how you slice it, and this price is very cheap. The Sabres have had offensive issues that turn close games into frustrating losses and the Canucks have been on a road tear lately which includes four straight wins. Give me the Canucks and the cheap price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Vancouver Canucks -122

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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