Nashville Predators (31-22-9) at Buffalo Sabres (26-26-10)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 28, 2017, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +122 / Nashville Predators -135 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Nashville Predators make a rare visit to the KeyBank Center to oppose the Buffalo Sabres in Tuesday night NHL hockey.
The Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers gave the fans of offense a treat Sunday with a 5-4 score fest on Sunday where the Predators tallied the game winner early in the third that was reviewed for a lengthy seven minutes before allowed. Viktor Arvidsson broke a 4-4 with his game winner with Filip Forsberg, Vernon Fiddler, Ryan Ellis and Colin Wilson also scoring for the Preds. Nashville also saw James Neal log a trio of assists to make Pekka Rinne’s 28 stops a winning effort. The Oilers received their offense from Milan Lucic, Mark Letestu, Connor McDavid and Jordan Eberle but Cam Talbot struggled in the nets with all five goals allowed on 28 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes haven’t done a ton of winning this season and didn’t look like they were going to win Sunday with a 2-0 deficit staring them in the face in the third at Buffalo. However, the final 20 minutes was all Coyotes who scored three times to grab a 3-2 victory. The Yotes needed a full 20 minutes with Radim Vrbata’s winner coming with a mere 19 seconds remaining with Jamie McGinn and Max Domi also scoring in a wild third while Louis Domingue stopped 31 shots to get the victory. The Sabres scoring came off the sticks of Jack Eichel and Evan Rodrigues but Anders Nilsson was charged with three goals on 29 shots to absorb the defeat. Buffalo has lost three in a row and Arizona snapped a two game skid.
The over is 5-0 in Predators last 5 games following a win and the over is 5-0 in Predators last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game while the over is 4-0 in Predators last 4 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation. The Sabres are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and the over is 8-1 in Sabres last 9 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation while the under is 10-2-1 in Sabres last 13 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. The Predators are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo and the road team is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings while the Predators are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The trends favor the Predators but these teams don’t see one another often enough make the trends worth anything although I lean Nashville pending goalies…