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Sabres vs. Flyers - 1/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Flyers (17-21-7) at Buffalo Sabres (14-28-3)
Date & Time Saturday January 17, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +162 / Philadelphia Flyers -180 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
CSN, MSGB
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NHL | Philadelphia Flyers (17-21-7) at Buffalo Sabres (14-28-3)
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The Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres square off Saturday at the First Niagara Center.

The Philadelphia Flyers have split their last six games and begin a two-game road trip. The Flyers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored four power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Jakub Voracek leads Philadephia with 17 goals, Claude Giroux has 34 assists and Wayne Simmonds has 115 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Steve Mason has allowed 67 goals on 833 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 48 goals on 417 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres are dead last in the Atlantic with losses in nine straight games. The Sabres are averaging 1.7 goals per game and have scored two goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won five of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Zemgus Girgensons leads Buffalo with 11 goals, Tyler Ennis has 15 assists and Matt Moulson has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Jhonas Enroth has allowed 99 goals on 1,017 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has given up 52 goals on 570 shots.

The Flyers are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-20 in their last 26 road games. The Sabres are 15-41 in their last 56 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 in their last 4 home games. The Flyers are 10-2 in the last 12 meetings and the home team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.

The Sabres are back to not even winning a game while the Flyers are usually good in spots like this. Take Philly as long as you don't mind the steep chalk. 

Pick:
Philadelphia Flyers -180

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