Buffalo Sabres vs. Minnesota Wild - 11/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo Sabres vs. Minnesota Wild - 11/19/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild (7-11-2) at Buffalo Sabres (10-7-3)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

The Line: Buffalo Sabres -125 / Minnesota Wild +113 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres meet Tuesday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.

The Minnesota Wild need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Eric Staal leads Minnesota with six goals, Jordan Greenway has six assists and Matt Dumba has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Devan Dubnyk has given up 42 goals on 392 shots faced and Alex Stalock has allowed 21 goals on 217 shots. The Minnesota Wild have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.

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The Buffalo Sabres need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with 12 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 12 assists and Sam Reinhart has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 74.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 33 goals on 361 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has allowed 24 goals on 281 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games. 

The Wild are 7-15 in their last 22 overall, 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-17 in their last 22 games as an underdog. The Sabres are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite, 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in Wild last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 4-0 in Sabres last 4 games as a favorite. The Wild are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Buffalo. The favorite is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The road team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.

The Minnesota Wild aren't playing good hockey in their own right, but I'm not going to keep laying juice with a Buffalo Sabres team that continues to come up short and has now lost seven of their last eight tries. Sure, the Buffalo Sabres are going to turn things around eventually, but eventually needs to come before they get any more of my money. The Wild have won six of the last 10 meetings against the Sabres. I'll take my chances with the plus money. 

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Wild +113

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