The Buffalo Sabres and Anaheim Ducks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Honda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Buffalo Sabres Betting Preview
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 35 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 42 assists and Alex Tuch has 152 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 73.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has given up 77 goals on 731 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 50 goals on 580 shots.
The Anaheim Ducks Betting Preview
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Adam Henrique leads Anaheim with 19 goals, Troy Terry has 29 assists and Frank Vatrano has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 4 goals per game and are killing 73.5 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 139 goals on 1,355 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 51 goals on 494 shots.
Sabres vs Ducks Trends
The Sabres are 119-247 in their last 366 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 21-57 in their last 78 overall. The under is 5-2 in Sabres last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 12-3 in Ducks last 15 overall. The Sabres are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Anaheim. The road team is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
I don't want to back the Buffalo Sabres in the favorite roll with the week they just had, especially on the road, but this feels like a bounce back spot at the right time. The Anaheim Ducks are one of the worst teams in the league, and there's only 3 teams that have lost bettors more money so far this season. It's hard to get behind the Ducks with any confidence. Give me the Sabres.