Buffalo Sabres vs. Arizona Coyotes - 10/28/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo Sabres vs. Arizona Coyotes - 10/28/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Coyotes (6-3-1) at Buffalo Sabres (9-2-1)

NHL Hockey: Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

The Line: Buffalo Sabres -130 / Arizona Coyotes +110 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres meet Monday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.

The Arizona Coyotes look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Garland leads Arizona with five goals, Clayton Keller has seven assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.1 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 13 goals on 198 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed eight goals on 103 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or less goals in nine of their first 10 games.

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The Buffalo Sabres look for another win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 28.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with six goals, Rasmus Dahlin has nine assists and Sam Reinhart has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 16 goals on 200 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has allowed 13 goals on 190 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed three or less goals in six of their last eight games. 

The Coyotes are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 6-2 in their last 8 games following a win and 3-7 in their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Sabres are 6-0 in their last 6 home games, 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 7-3 in their last 10 games following a win. The over is 4-0 in Coyotes last 4 overall. The over is 6-1 in Sabres last 7 games as a favorite. The Coyotes are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The underdog is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings. The road team is 18-8 in the last 26 meetings.

Both of these teams are playing some impressive hockey out of the gate, but it's the Buffalo Sabres who have shown more balance during their winning stretch with an aggressive offense and a defense that has been more than respectable. The Buffalo Sabres have also won seven of the last nine meetings against Arizona Coyotes, including the last two meetings by a combined score of 6-1. You can't go wrong with the Buffalo Sabres and the cheap price at home in a battle between two of the biggest surprises up to this point. 

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Randy’s Pick Buffalo Sabres -130

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