St Louis Blues vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 14 (4/14): NHL

St Louis Blues vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 14 (4/14): NHL

Credit: photo by Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Blues money line -220
Blues spread -1.5 (+120)
Sabres money line +180
Sabres spread +1.5 (-140)
Over / under 6.5
 

2021-2022 season stats

  St Louis Blues Buffalo Sabres
Record 43-20-10 27-37-11
Road / home record 18-11-6 14-17-6
Streak W6 W1
Goals per game 3.64 2.73
Goals allowed per game 2.83 3.51
Shots per game 30.6 29.5
Shots allowed per game 31.5 33.5
PP % 25.8% 20.9%
PK % 16.34% 24-21%
Over / under record 37-32-4 38-32-5

 

Preview

The St Louis Blues will try to win their 7th straight win when they visit the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. This is the second time these teams face off this season, the Blues won the last game 5-3 at home.

St Louis Blues

The Blues have won 6 games in a row and are 18-17 on the road with a 43-20-10 record overall ranking 3rd in the Central division. St. Louis is second in the Western Conference averaging 6.4 assists per game, led by Robert Thomas with 0.8.

Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 28 goals and has 67 points. Robert Thomas has six goals and 12 assists over the last 10 games for St. Louis.

In their last 10 games the Blues are 8-2, averaging 4.4 goals, 7.9 assists, 1.8 penalties and 3.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 14-23 at home this season. They have a 27-37-11 record overall ranking 6th in the Atlantic division. Buffalo averages just 3.2 penalties per game, the least in the NHL. Rasmus Dahlin leads them averaging 0.4.

Dahlin leads the Sabres with 36 assists and has 46 points this season. Victor Olofsson has six goals over the last 10 games for Buffalo.

In their last 10 games the Sabres are 4-6, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.7 assists, 2.2 penalties and 4.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with an .879 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis are 20-15 ATS on the road.

St. Louis are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 5 games against St. Louis.

Buffalo are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.

Prediction

The Blues are on a hot streak, winning their last 6 games and averaging 4.4 goals per game in their last 10 games and already beat the Sabres earlier this season. They've been also cover machines as they're 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games. Take the Blues. 

PICK: Bruins -1.5 (+120)

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