Buffalo Sabres (1-7-0) at San Jose Sharks (4-3-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 25, 2014, 4:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Jose Sharks -375 / Buffalo Sabres +332 --- Over/Under: 5
The Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks play Saturday afternoon at the SAP Center.
The Buffalo Sabres have lost four straight and are a butal 1-7 on the season overall. The Sabres don’t do much of anything right, especially offensively where they’re avergaing a league worst one goal per game and have yet to score a power play goal all season. Tyler Ennis leads Buffalo with three goals, Drew Stafford has three assists and Chris Stewart has 26 shots on goal. The Buffalo Sabres have lost 29 straight games when being held to two or less goals. Defensively, Jhonas Enroth has allowed 19 goals on 222 shots and Michal Neuvirth has given up eight goals on 77 shots. About the only thing the Buffalo Sabres do well is power play killing, as they’ve allowed just three power play goals in their last six games. The Sabres have a lot of work to do in order to turn things around.
The San Jose Sharks have lost three straight games but are still managing to tread water with a 4-3-1 record. The Sharks have relied heavily on offense, as they’re seventh in the league with an average of 3.3 goals per game. Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture all have four goals, Joe Thornton has six assists and Brent Burns has 25 shots on goal. The San Jose Sharks have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring three or more goals. Defensively, Alex Stalock has allowed seven goals on 104 shots and Antti Niemi has given up 16 goals on 165 shots faced. The Sharks have allowed 14 goals in their last three games and at least one power play goal in four of their last six games. This will be the Sharks final home game before they go back on the road.
The Sabres are 12-39 in their last 51 road games and 11-40 in their last 51 overall. The Sharks are 47-17 in their last 64 home games and 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sabres are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose.
San Jose should win this game, but are you really going to bet nearly 400 to win 100? Doesn't make sense. From a value stand point, the Sabres are the play as a shot in the dark. After all, Buffalo has had success recently in San Jose, so why not..