Florida Panthers vs. Buffalo Sabres - 11/24/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Buffalo Sabres (10-9-3) at Florida Panthers (12-6-5)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / Buffalo Sabres --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Buffalo Sabres and Florida Panthers meet Sunday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Buffalo Sabres need a win here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with 13 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 13 assists and Sam Reinhart has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 33 goals on 361 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has allowed 30 goals on 333 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.
The Florida Panthers look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.7 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgenii Dadonov leads Florida with 10 goals, Aleksander Barkov has 22 assists and Mike Hoffman has 61 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 60 goals on 527 shots faced and Sam Montembeault has allowed 15 goals on 154 shots. The Florida Panthers have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Sabres are 16-37 in their last 53 games as an underdog, 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 16-39 in their last 55 road games. The Panthers are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The under is 4-0 in Sabres last 4 overall. The over is 19-6-1 in Panthers last 26 home games. The Sabres are 1-10 in the last 11 meetings in Florida and 7-20 in the last 27 meetings. The favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Florida.
This is a rough schedule spot for a Florida Panthers team that played last night in Carolina and now gets an early start time at home. The Buffalo Sabres have also had a couple of days of rest. With that said, the Sabres are also playing losing hockey over the last three weeks and don't show many signs of turning things around. As shaky as the Florida Panthers are defensively at the moment, they have the offense to add to the Sabres issues, and being at home certainly helps. I've been high on the Panthers all season long and will continue to back them, even if the schedule doesn't do them any favors here.