Chicago Blackhawks vs. Buffalo Sabres - 11/17/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Buffalo Sabres - 11/17/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres (9-6-3) at Chicago Blackhawks (8-7-4)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm (United Center)

The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -140 / Buffalo Sabres +120 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres and Chicago Blackhawks meet Sunday in NHL action at the United Center.

The Buffalo Sabres need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with eight goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 11 assists and Sam Reinhart has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 74.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 29 goals on 334 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has allowed 22 goals on 258 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 11 games.

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The Chicago Blackhawks look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 14.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with nine goals, Erik Gustafsson has four assists and Alex DeBrincat has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 29 goals on 315 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 23 goals on 350 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.

The Sabres are 17-35 in their last 52 Sunday games, 16-35 in their last 51 games as an underdog and 16-37 in their last 53 road games. The Blackhawks are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic, 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 5-1 in Sabres last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 8-0-1 in Blackhawks last 9 games as a favorite. The Sabres are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago and 5-17-1 in the last 23 meetings. The home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings.

The Chicago Blackhawks have won nine of the last 10 games against the Buffalo Sabres and should have the edge here as well being at home with both teams on the end of a back to back. The Buffalo Sabres have hit a rough patch over the last week or so and beating up on the Ottawa Senators doesn't exactly convince anybody they're back on track. The Chicago Blackhawks are playing their best hockey of the season right now and have actually recently handled playing on the end of a back to back well. I'll take the reasonable price with the Chicago Blackhawks on their home ice.

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Randy’s Pick Chicago Blackhawks -140

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