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Buffalo Sabres vs. Dallas Stars - 10/14/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Buffalo Sabres vs. Dallas Stars
Date & Time Monday October 14, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, NY
The Line
BUF -115 O/U 5.5
TV Channel
MSGB
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The Dallas Stars are set to visit KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York for a cross-conference clash against the Buffalo Sabres. The Dallas Stars come into this matchup with a 1-4-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Washington Capitals, 4-1. The Dallas Stars lone goal of the game was contributed by Radek Faksa, and it was assisted by Mattias Janmark and Miro Heiskanen. The Dallas Stars were even with the Washington Capitals in the shot department as they both tallied 25 shots on goal.

The Dallas Stars struggled in keeping the Washington Capitals off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score 4 goals on 25 shots. The Stars starting goaltender Anton Khudobin struggled in the crease as he recorded 21 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .877 and GAA to 3.59. The Dallas Stars were edged out in the faceoff circle by the Washington Capitals, 37-31.

The Buffalo Sabres come into this matchup with a 4-0-1 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Florida Panthers, 3-2 in a shootout. Johan Larsson and Marco Scandella were both able to record goals for the Sabres while Kyle Okposo and Zemgus Girgensons recorded 2 assists apiece. The Buffalo Sabres were outshot by the Florida Panthers, 43-32.

The Buffalo Sabres were solid in keeping the Florida Panthers off the scoreboard as they held them to 2 goals on 43 shots. The Sabres starting goaltender Linus Ullmark had a big game in the crease as he recorded 41 saves which pushed his season save percentage to .931 and GAA to 2.86. The Buffalo Sabres dominated the Dallas Stars in the faceoff circle, 35-27.

The Buffalo Sabres have been one of the top teams in the NHL this season as they only have one loss in 5 games which came in OT while the Stars have dropped 5 of their 6 first games. The Sabres star forward Jack Eichel has gotten off to a hot start this season as he has already racked up 3 goals and 4 assists, and I expect him to find the stat sheet once again against a struggling defensive unit. The Sabres also have a clear advantage in the crease with Linus Ullmark and Carter Hutton as they both have a save percentage above .900. The Sabres will prevail on their home ice.

Pick:
Buffalo Sabres -115
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