Buffalo Sabres vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 17 (3/17): NHL
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- Mar 17, 2022, 9:57:00 AM
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|Time||9:00 p.m. EST|
|Sabres money line||+215|
|Sabres spread||+1.5 (-115)|
|Oilers money line||-260|
|Oilers spread||-1.5 (-105)|
|Over / under||6.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Buffalo Sabres||Edmonton Oilers|
|Road / home record||9-16-4||17-12|
|Goals per game||2.67||3.28|
|Goals allowed per game||3.52||3.20|
|Shots per game||29.8||33.6|
|Shots allowed per game||34.1||31.8|
|Over / under record||30-28-2||29-27-4|
The Buffalo Sabres travel to Edmonton to take on the Oilers on Thursday night. These teams have met once so far this season and the Sabres got the win 3-2 at home.
The Sabres have won 3 of their last 5 games but are only 9-20 on the road this season with a 20-32-8 overall record ranking 7th in the Atlantic. Buffalo beat Toronto last Sunday 5-2. Vinnie Hinostroza had two goals and an assist, Peyton Krebs also scored twice. They get here with 4 days of rest.
Tage Thompson leads the Sabres with 24 goals and has 44 points. Kyle Okposo has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.
In their last 10 games the Sabres are 4-6, averaging 2.7 goals, four assists, 3.9 penalties and 12.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with an .897 save percentage.
The Oilers have won 3 games in a row and are 17-12 at home so far this season with a 33-23-4 record overall ranking 3rd in the Pacific Division. They beat Red Wings this last Tuesday, Evander Kane had a pair of goals, Devin Shore, Connor McDavid, Zach Hyman, Kailer Yamamoto and Warren Foegele also scored for the Oilers.
Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 39 goals and has 83 points. Connor McDavid has seven goals over the last 10 games for Edmonton.
The Oilers are 5-5, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.
Buffalo are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
Buffalo are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Edmonton are 3-1 SU in their last 4 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games at home.
Both teams have beaten tough teams in their last games. The Sabres get here well rested and after beating the Maple Leafs and Vegas. The Oilers beat the Caps, Lightning and Red Wings scoring an average of 5 goals on those 3 games. Expect a hig scoring battle on this one, take the over.
PICK: Over 6.5 (-115)
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