The New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres meet in NHL action from the KeyBank Center on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
New York is listed as a -160 road favorite while Buffalo is a +140 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 6.5 goals.
New York has Ryan Lindgren as out indefinitely and Tyler Motte is questionable for this game while Alex Tuch is out indefinitely for Buffalo.
New York’s 5-4 OT win back on March 27th, 2022, made it five straight wins for the Rangers in this head-to-head matchup.
New York is 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 games against the Atlantic division while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games overall. Buffalo is 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 games overall while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 games following a loss by 3 or more goals.
I’m backing the over. I don’t trust the goaltending on either side right now, which feels crazy to say with Igor Shesterkin in the fold for the Rangers and the Sabres normally like to play an uptempo, fast-paced style to begin with. Both teams have been in high-scoring games as of late and I think we keep that theme going here. Give me the over.