Buffalo Sabres vs. Calgary Flames - 11/27/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (11-12-4) at Buffalo Sabres (11-10-3)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)
The Line: Buffalo Sabres -111 / Calgary Flames +101 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres meet Wednesday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.
The Calgary Flames need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with 11 goals, Johnny Gaudreau has 15 assists and Sean Monahan has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 59 goals on 668 shots faced and Cam Talbot has allowed 20 goals on 187 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 11 games.
The Buffalo Sabres also need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with 14 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 15 assists and Sam Reinhart has 48 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 73.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 38 goals on 390 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has allowed 32 goals on 378 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Flames are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Buffalo. The home team is 18-6 in the last 24 meetings. The favorite is 14-4 in the last 18 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Buffalo and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Calgary Flames can't buy a win right now and their defensive effort seems to be heading in the wrong direction as the losses continue to pile up. The Buffalo Sabres went from red hot to start the season to a team that looks awfully familiar from past teams in Buffalo. It's hard to lay juice with either of these teams, but we're getting a rather standard price with the Sabres on their home ice, and if they can't beat the struggling Flames to stop the bleeding, there may be no hope for this time. This is a must win game for the Buffalo Sabres. I'll trust them to get the job done.