Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 2 (11/2): NHL
- Lm Tipster
- Nov 2, 2022, 8:39:56 PM
|Time||7:30 p.m. EST|
|Penguins money line||-115|
|Penguins spread||-1.5 (+205)|
|Sabres money line||-105|
|Sabres spread||+1.5 (-245)|
|Over / under||6.5|
2021-2022 season stats
|Pittsburgh Penguins||Buffalo Sabres|
|Road / home record||1-4-1||3-2|
|Goals per game||3.70||4.11|
|Goals allowed per game||3.50||2.78|
|Shots per game||37.5||33.6|
|Shots allowed per game||35.5||32.8|
|Over / under record||6-4||3-5-1|
The Pittsburgh Penguins hit the road and will visit the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. These teams met three times last season and the Sabres led 2-1 but all were close games.
The Penguins have lost 5 games in a row and are 1-4-1 on the road so far with a 4-4-2 record ranking 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They're coming from a tough loss at home vs Bruins as they lost in overtime 6-5. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Rickard Rakell all scored their fifth for Pittsburgh. Bryan Rust and Josh Archibald also scored for the Penguins, who lost their fifth straight game and first at home.
Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins with 7 total assists, 5 goals and has 12 points over the first 10 games of the season.
In their last 10 games the Penguins are 4-6, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
The Sabres get here with a 6-3 record after beating 8-3 the Detroit Red Wings. Tage Thompson had three goals and three assists for a career-high six points. Rasmus Dahlin, Jack Quinn, Dylan Cozens, Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Asplund also scored for the Sabres, who won for the sixth time in nine games and are ranking 2nd in the Atlantic Division.
Rasmus Dahlin led the Sabres with 6 total assists and has 6 goals. Tage Thompson has six goals and 12 assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.
In their last 10 games the Sabres are 7-3, averaging 4 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with an .889 save percentage.
Pittsburgh are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Pittsburgh are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against Buffalo.
Pittsburgh are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Pittsburgh are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Buffalo.
Buffalo are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games.
Buffalo are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division division.
The Penguins continue to lose games and will get here probably tired and lack of motivation after a tough loss in overtime against the Bruins in Pittsburgh. The Sabres are having a great start of the season winning 5 of their first 7 games and have been playing great offense averaging 4 goals per game this season. Go with the Sabres to take the win at home against a struggling Penguins team who are allowing over 3 goals per game.
PICK: Sabres ML (-105)
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