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Buffalo Sabres vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/1/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Penguins at Buffalo Sabres
Date & Time Friday March 1, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, NY
The Line
Buffalo +100 / Pittsburgh -120 / over-under: 6
TV Channel
MSG-Buffalo
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Friday NHL action features the Pittsburgh Penguins paying a visit to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Pittsburgh Penguins are eyeing back to back victories after downing Columbus 5-2 on the road Tuesday. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored second period goals for the Blue Jackets and Sergei Bobrovsky received the loss with four goals allowed on 26 shots.

Jared McCann topped the Pittsburgh offense with a pair of markers while Jake Guentzel, Evgeni Malkin and Sydney Crosby. Crosby also posted an assist and Matt Murray picked up the win with a 21 save performance.

The Buffalo Sabres have been in a bit of a funk with losses in six of seven after 5-2 defeat to visiting Philadelphia on Tuesday. Jack Eichel and Casey Mittelstadt lit the lamp for the Sabres who trailed 3-2 heading to the third. Carter Hutton was charged with four goals on 44 shots to absorb the loss for Buffalo.

The balanced Flyers received scoring from Oskar Lindblom, Jacob Voracek, James van Riemsdyk, Travis Sanheim and Claude Giroux. Giroux also posted an assist and Brian Elliott stopped 34 shots to pick up the win.

Penguins are 5-0 in their last 5 Friday games and Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.

Sabres are 7-19 in their last 26 vs. Eastern Conference and Sabres are 13-39 in their last 52 vs. Metropolitan and Sabres are 1-6 in their last 7 overall.

Favorite is 22-7 in the last 29 meetings and under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo and Penguins are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Buffalo.

I hate backing Pittsburgh because they do disappear in these type games even though they are playing the better hockey…

Pick:
Pittsburgh -120 // will update

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