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San Jose Sharks vs. Buffalo Sabres - 10/18/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Buffalo Sabres (3-3-0) at San Jose Sharks (2-3-1)
Date & Time Thursday October 18, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: San Jose Sharks -215 / Buffalo Sabres +193 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
MSG-Buffalo
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Late night NHL action features the Buffalo Sabres on the west coast to face the San Jose Sharks.

The Buffalo Sabres are looking to avoid consecutive defeats following a 4-1 defeat at the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday. Buffalo didn’t score until Vladimir Sobotka lit the lamp with 37 seconds remaining. Carter Hutton took the loss for the Sabres with three goals allowed on 28 shots.

Jonathan Marchessault paced the Golden Knights offense with a first period power play and an empty net tally while Cody Eakin and William Karlsson found the back of the net. Karlsson and Reilly Smith added two helpers each and Marc-Andre Fleury picked up the win for Vegas with 26 stops.

The San Jose Sharks have been slow out of the gate with their offense yet to find consistency. San Jose comes off of a 3-2 loss at New Jersey on Saturday with second period goals from Joe Pavelski and Timo Meier with Martin Jones giving up three goals on 36 shots to get the loss.

Kyle Palmieri led the Devils offense with a second period power play goal before evening the score just 37 seconds into the third. Jean-Sebastian Dea tallied the winner and Taylor Hall posted two assists to make a winner of Keith Kinkaid and his 37 stops that lifted New Jersey to 3-0.

Under is 6-0 in Sabres last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and Sabres are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record and under is 4-1 in Sabres last 5 vs. Pacific. Sharks are 5-1 in their last 6 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days and over is 9-2 in Sharks last 11 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 12-3-1 in Sharks last 16 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. Under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings in San Jose and under is 5-1-2 in the last 8 meetings and Sabres are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. 

Neither team has been lighting up the scoreboard which has me looking at the under pending goalies…

Pick:
under 5.5 // will update

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