Pittsburgh Penguins vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 10 (12/10): NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 10 (12/10): NHL

 

Odds

Time 7:00 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
Record 11-8-4 17-6-1
Road / home record 4-3-2 10-1-1
Streak L2 W1
Goals per game 3.39 3.42
Goals allowed per game 3.17 2.63
Shots per game 33.5 33.6
Shots allowed per game 33.5 30.8
PP % 16.6% 20.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 11-12 9-14-1
 

Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins continue at home and will host the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. These teams met two times last season and the Penguins won both games.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have won 5 of their last 7 games and are 4-3-2 at home so far with a 11-8-4 record overall ranking 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They're coming from a tough loss at home vs Carolina as they lost in overtime 3-2. Guentzel and Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh. Jarry stopped 36 shots.

Evgeni Malkin has eight goals and 12 assists for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby has six goals and 10 assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Penguins are 6-2-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres have won 7 games  in a row and are 6-1 on the road with a 11-2 record overall ranking 1st in the Pacific division. In their last game on the road, they beat the Canadiens 6-4.  Reilly Smith scored two goals. Jonathan Marchessault and Keegan Kolesar each had a goal and an assist, and Nicolas Hague and Nicolas Roy also scored for the Sabres, who have won 11 of 13 to open the season. Adin Hill had 27 saves to improve to 5-0-0.

Mark Stone has scored nine goals with nine assists for the Sabres. Jack Eichel has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Sabres are 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Vegas' last 5 games.

Vegas are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games.

Vegas are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Pittsburgh.

Vegas are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games.

Pittsburgh are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games against Vegas.

Pittsburgh are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Penguins have been up and down this season and are only 4-3-2 at home losing 5 of their last 6 games in Pitt. The Sabres are having a great start of the season and have been insane on the road as they have won 10 of 12 games away from home. The Pens beat the Sabres twice last season but things are looking different now so go with Buffalo to steal another win on the road.  

PICK: Sabres ML (-105) 

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