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Sabres vs. Predators - 2/22/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Nashville Predators (39-13-7) at Buffalo Sabres (17-38-4)
Date & Time Sunday February 22, 2015, 6:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Buffalo Sabres +222 / Nashville Predators -250 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
FSSM, MSGB
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NHL | Nashville Predators (39-13-7) at Buffalo Sabres (17-38-4)
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The Nashville Predators and Buffalo Sabres meet Sunday at the First Niagara Center.

The Nashville Predators have won six of their last eight games and end a three-game road trip. The Predators are averaging three goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Nashville Predators have one power play goal in their last four games and have won eight straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. James Neal leads Nashville with 21 goals, Filip Forsberg has 31 assists and Colin Wilson has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the Predators are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Carter Hutton has allowed 34 goals on 357 shots faced and Pekka Rinne has given up 91 goals on 1,313 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Sabres are averaging 1.7 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Buffalo Sabres have one power play goal in their last four games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons have combined for 28 goals, Matt Moulson has 16 assists and Chris Stewart has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sabres are allowing 3.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Michal Neuvirth has allowed 67 goals on 779 shots faced and Matt Hackett has given up four goals on 37 shots.

The Predators are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 11-4 in their last 15 vs. Atlantic. The Sabres are 14-37 in their last 51 vs. Western Conference and 1-10 in their last 11 home games. The Predators are 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Buffalo and the road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Sabres have been fade material all season long, and that doesn't change here. Buffalo is just flat out awful, especially on its home ice. Take the Predators and the spread to give your wager more value. 

Pick:
Nashville Predators -1.5

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