Nashville Predators vs. Buffalo Sabres - 1/18/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Buffalo Sabres at Nashville Predators
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Bridgestone Arena)
NAS -179 O/U 6
The Buffalo Sabres (22 - 19 - 7) are on the road this week against the Nashville Predators (21 - 18 - 7). Nashville will be hosting this game at the Bridgestone Arena where we expect Preds fans to be loud and ready to get a win. Buffalo comes into this game as one of the hotter teams in the NHL as the Sabres have won three straight contests. Nashville has dropped two straight games and the Predators are in desperate need of a win.
Buffalo takes the ice with a team that has struggled all season on the road. Buffalo has already dropped 13 games while away from their arena, so the outlook for this game isn't great. Buffalo is paced by the play of big Jack Eichel (28 goals, 34 assists). As one of the most effective players in the game, Eichel is poised for a solid showing here. Buffalo is scoring 2.98 GF/G while giving up just 3.10 GA/G.
The Nashville Predators are starting to look frustrated on the ice as they sink to the bottom of the division. Nashville is scoring 3.33 GF/G while giving up 3.26 GA/G to opposing squads. Nashville will look to guys like Roman Josi (14 goals, 33 assists) and Filip Forsberg (16 goals, 16 assists) to continue taking control on offense. Nashville should be able to find plenty of opportunities around the net in this game.
- Buffalo are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games on the road.
- Buffalo are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Nashville.
- Nashville are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
- Nashville are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Buffalo.
The Sabres are back to reality in the game here and the road has not been that good for the Sabres at all. Look for the Sabres offense to continue to struggle in the game here as the Buffalo team faces a decent Predators defense. Final Score Prediction, Nashville Predators win 3-2.