Winnipeg Jets at Buffalo Sabres
|Date & Time||Sunday February 10, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)|
Buffalo, New York
The Line: Winnipeg Jets -138 / Buffalo Sabres +125 -- Over/Under:
The Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres meet Sunday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.
The Winnipeg Jets could use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Winnipeg Jets are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 27.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Mark Scheifele leads Winnipeg with 27 goals, Blake Wheeler has 54 assists and Patrik Laine has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Winnipeg Jets are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Connor Hellebuyck has given up 120 goals on 1,335 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 27 goals on 452 shots. The Winnipeg Jets have allowed three or more goals in each of their last eight games.
The Buffalo Sabres could also use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Buffalo with 33 goals, Jack Eichel has 40 assists and Sam Reinhart has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 90 goals on 991 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has allowed 67 goals on 737 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 11 games.
The Jets are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 23-5 in their last 28 Sunday games and 1-4 in their last 5 road games. The Sabres are 33-83 in their last 116 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 4-10 in their last 14 Sunday games. The Jets are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 10-2 in Sabres last 12 overall. The over is 5-1 in Jets last 6 overall.
The Winnipeg Jets are the better team here, but both of these clubs have been hot and cold over the last few weeks and defense has been an issue for both sides. The Jets have also had a lot of their struggles on the road recently during this inconsistent stretch. The Buffalo Sabres are still one of the more profitable teams in the league despite cooling off dramatically the last month or so. There's value with the Sabres and the plus money on their home ice.