Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 20 (10/20): NHL

Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 20 (10/20): NHL

 

Odds

Time 9:30 p.m. EST
Sabres money line +250
Sabres spread +1.5 (-105)
Flames  money line -300
Flames spread -1.5 (-115)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames
Record 1-1 1-1
Road / home record 0-0 1-1
Streak L1 L1
Goals per game 3.50 4.00
Goals allowed per game 2.50 3.50
Shots per game 31.5 27.0
Shots allowed per game 36.5 39.2
PP % 23.6% 26.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 0-1-1 1-0-1
 

Preview

The Buffalo Sabres continue on the road and will visit the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. These teams met twice last season and each team took the win at home but the Flames destroyed them 6-1 in Calgary.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres get here with a 1-1 record after losing 4-3 against the Florida Panthers. Last season they had a 32-39-11 record overall ranking 5th in the Atlantic division. The Sabres were 17-22-10 in conference games. Buffalo has converted on 21.8% of power-play opportunities, scoring 47 power-play goals.

Rasmus Dahlin led the Sabres with 40 total assists and has 53 points. Tage Thompson has six goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Buffalo.

In their last 10 games the Sabres are 7-3, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .889 save percentage.

Calgary Flames

The Flames have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 29-18 at home this season with a 55-38 record overall, ranking 1st in the Pacific. The Flames are 35-19-6 in Western Conference play. Calgary has scored 302 goals and ranks sixth in the NHL averaging 3.6 goals per game. Matthew Tkachuk leads the team with 42.

Johnny Gaudreau has scored 40 goals with 75 assists for the Flames. Matthew Tkachuk has four goals and six assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Flames are 4-6, averaging 3 goals, 4.9 assists, 6.5 penalties and 17.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Buffalo are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.

Buffalo are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against Calgary.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing on the road against Calgary.

Calgary are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.

Calgary are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games at home.

Calgary are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

 

Prediction

The Sabres have won 2 of their first 3 games of the season and are playing great offense as well but they're 3-8 in their last 11 games against the Flames. The Flames are 3-0 so far and will be again one of the top contenders for the playoffs this season. Expect a high scoring game as both offenses are hot and they're not playing much defense. Take the over.

PICK: Over 6.5 (-110) 

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