Philadelphia Flyers vs. Buffalo Sabres - 3/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Buffalo Sabres (29-30-8) at Philadelphia Flyers (40-20-7)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -220 / Buffalo Sabres +197 --- Over/Under: 6
The Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Buffalo Sabres need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 19.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with 35 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 33 assists and Sam Reinhart has 135 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 91 goals on 894 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has allowed 89 goals on 1,031 shots. The Buffalo Sabres have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to stay hot while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 20.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 23 goals, Jakub Voracek has 40 assists and Claude Giroux has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 78 goals on 769 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 91 goals on 1,003 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in 15 of their last 19 games.
The Sabres are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 14-47 in their last 61 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Flyers are 7-0 in their last 7 games following a win, 20-7 in their last 27 home games and 17-5 in their last 22 overall. The under is 3-1-2 in Sabres last 6 overall. The over is 9-1-1 in Flyers last 11 overall. The Sabres are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Philadelphia and 8-20 in the last 28 meetings.
The Buffalo Sabres continue to disappoint on the road, and now they're riding a five-game losing streak, which has been the story of their season that once looked promising. The Philadelphia Flyers are arguably the hottest team in the league with eight straight wins, and they should like their chances here as well given that they've won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Sabres. I'm not stepping in front of the Flyers for any reason. Give me the home team and the PL for added value.