St. Louis Blues vs. Buffalo Sabres - 1/9/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Buffalo Sabres at St. Louis Blues
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Enterprise Center)
STL -200 . Total 5.5
The Buffalo Sabers are on the road for a matchup with the St. Louis Blues. The Sabers are (19-17-7), coming off a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers. The Blues are (27-10-7), after upending the San Jose Sharks, 3-2.
In the Sabers win over the Panthers, Buffalo was out shot, 34 to 18. The Sabers did out hit the Panthers, 11 to 8. The Sabers had goals from: Henri Jokiharju, Conor Sheary, and Sam Reinhart. Buffalo goaltener Linus Ullmark was solid in net, stopping 32 of a possible 34 shots.
In the Blues win over the Sharks, St. Louis was outshot by San Jose, 29 to 27. The Blues were also out hit by the Sharks, 27 to 19. St. Louis had goals from: Tyler Bozak, Ivan Barbashev, and David Perron. The Blues led 3-1 late int he 3rd period, before giving up a short-handed goal. Jordan Binnington continued his great play this season, turning away 27 of a possible 29 saves.
Recent Betting Trends:
Sabers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
Sabers are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games against St. Louis.
The under is 6-1 in Sabers last 7 games.
Blues are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games.
Blues are 6-0 SU in their last 6 home games.
The over is 4-1 in Blues last 5 vs. the Eastern conference.
St. Louis has been good at home this year, having gone 14-4-3. This looks good for the Blues, since Buffalo has struggled on the road. The Sabers are 6-12-4 away from Buffalo. The Sabers have won 2 in a row, since losing 4 straight. St. Louis is trying to establish another win streak, having just beat San Jose after losing the previous 3. Buffalo has the 25 worse road offense, while St. Louis has the 4th best home defense. I'll side with the Blues, as Buffalo has been below average on the road. Final score prediction, Blues will win, 4-2.