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Buffalo Sabres vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction 3-3-24 Picks

Winnipeg Jets (38-16-5) vs. Buffalo Sabres (29-28-4)
March 3, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +123 / Winnipeg Jets -152; Over/Under: +6
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The Winnipeg Jets and the Buffalo Sabres meet in NHL action from the KeyBank Center on Sunday. Who comes out ahead in Sunday’s inter-conference matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Jets vs. Sabres Prediction.

Winnipeg Jets Team Preview

The Winnipeg Jets come into this game looking to build on a 5-3 win over Carolina last time out. Mark Scheifele has a team-high 53 points with 18 goals and 35 assists while Kyle Connor has 42 points with a team-high 25 goals and 17 assists. Josh Morrissey has 49 points with a team-high 42 assists of his own while Nikolaj Ehlers has 43 points with 18 goals and 25 assists and Cole Perfetti also has 30 points with 14 goals and 16 assists. Connor Hellebuyck has gone 29-12-3 with a 2.23 GAA and an .924 save percentage in goal for Winnipeg while Laurent Brossoit is 9-4-2 with a 2.26 GAA and an .922 save percentage this season. The Jets will take on the Kraken and Canucks after this one.

Winnipeg Jets Team Facts

  • The Jets have won each of their last six games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Jets have covered the puck line in 10 of their last 11 night games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Jets have won the first period in each of their last seven games as favorites.
  • The ‘Over 2.5 Goals Period 1′ market has hit in each of the Jets’ last three games following a road win.

Buffalo Sabres Team Preview

The Buffalo Sabres come into this one looking to build on a 7-2 win over Vegas last time out. Casey Mittelstadt leads the Sabres in scoring with 47 points including a team-high 34 assists while Rasmus Dahlin has 46 points with 15 goals and 31 assists. Jeff Skinner has 39 points with 20 goals while JJ Peterka has 37 points with 19 goals and 18 assists. Alex Tuch also has 40 points with 17 goals and 23 assists this season. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has a 19-15-2 record with a 2.44 GAA and a .914 save percentage while Devon Levi is 9-7-2 with a 3.30 GAA and an .891 save percentage and Eric Comrie is 1-6 with a 3.87 GAA and an .869 save percentage this season in goal for the Sabres. The Sabres will play against the Maple Leafs, Predators, and Oilers after this game.

Buffalo Sabres Team Facts

  • The Sabres have lost each of their last 10 games as underdogs following a home win.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Sabres’ last eight games.
  • The Sabres have lost the first period in eight of their last nine games as underdogs following a home win.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2’ market has hit in each of the last six games between the Jets and Sabres.

Jets vs. Sabres Prediction

I’m on the under here. Both teams are on the back-to-back here and after some high-scoring games on Saturday, I think the defense shows up and a lower-scoring battle ensues here. The under’s gone 8-0-1 in the last 9 meetings between these two teams and I think we could easily see a first to 3 wins kind of game here. Give me the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 6

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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