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Coyotes vs. Sabres - 3/30/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Buffalo Sabres (20-47-8) at Arizona Coyotes (23-45-8)
Date & Time Monday March 30, 2015, 10:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Arizona Coyotes -186 / Buffalo Sabres +167 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
MSGB, FSAZ+
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NHL | Buffalo Sabres (20-47-8) at Arizona Coyotes (23-45-8)
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The Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes meet Monday night at the Gila River Arena.

The Buffalo Sabres look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Sabres are averaging 1.8 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have three power play goals in their last three games and have lost six games when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Ennis leads Buffalo with 19 goals, Matt Moulson has 26 assists and Rasmus Ristolainen has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.3 goals and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Matt Hackett has allowed 18 goals on 155 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 25 goals on 321 shots.

The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Coyotes are averaging two goals and have 11 goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have scored three power play goals in their last three games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with 21 goals, Sam Gagner has 24 assists and Shane Doan has 174 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.3 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five straight games. Mike Smith has allowed 173 goals on 1,782 shots faced and Louis Domingue has given up 10 goals on 113 shots.

The Sabres are 13-41 in their last 54 vs. Western Conference and 9-42 in their last 51 road games. The Coyotes are 16-35 in their last 51 home games and 2-12 in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sabres are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Arizona and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings overall. 

Neither of these teams are really even trying to win games at this point in the season. Look at all of the losses these teams have taken, especially as of late. With that said, give me the team that's giving me the plus money. Of course, the best bet would be to leave this poopfest alone. 

Pick:
Buffalo Sabres +167

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