Buffalo Sabers vs. Florida Panthers - 1/4/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabers
Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 1:00 PM (B&T Center)
FLA 125 O:U 6.5
The Florida Panthers go to Buffalo, New York, to take on the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday at the KeyBank Center. The Florida Panthers are coming off of a win over the Ottawa Senators. The Panthers have won three of their last five games and went on a two-game winning streak in the process as well.
The Florida Panthers have a record of 21 - 14 - 5 on the season and 47 points in total, making them fourth in the Atlantic Division at the moment. The Panthers have jumped from sixth place to fourth place since going on the winning streak.
The Buffalo Sabres are coming off of a win over the Edmonton Oilers, snapping a four-game losing streak, losing to the Ottawa Senators and twice to the Boston Bruins, and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Buffalo Sabres are fifth in the Atlantic division at the moment, as they fell from the second spot during their losing streak, with a record of 18 - 17 - 7. The Sabres have a terrific scorer in Center Jack Eichel, who leads the team in all of the major offensive categories. Eichel leads the team in points (54), goals (26), and assists (28). Jack Eichel did make the All-Star Game selection this year.
Florida is 20-20 ATS this season
Panthers are 9-4 in their last 13 vs. a team with a losing record.
Buffalo is 24-18 ATS this season
Sabres are 64-135 in their last 199 vs. a team with a winning record.
Despite the Buffalo Sabres win over the Edmonton Oilers, the Buffalo Sabres have had a terrible run of form lately. Both of these teams are close in the standings and have had similar seasons, but I think that the Florida Panthers have had a more consistent and balanced season, and that is likely due to them having more of a consistent and balanced team overall. I think that balance helps them win this game in a close victory over Buffalo. Final Score Prediction, Florida Panthers win 3-2.