New York Rangers at Buffalo Sabres - 1/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

New York Rangers at Buffalo Sabres - 1/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres (3-3-1) vs New York Rangers (1-4-1)

Game Info: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

Betting Odds: Buffalo Sabres -105 / New York Rangers -109 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres meet Thursday in NHL action at the KeyBank Center.

The New York Rangers need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The New York Rangers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Pavel Buchnevich leads New York with two goals, Phillip Di Giuseppe has four assists and Mika Zibanejad has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Rangers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Igor Shesterkin has given up 10 goals on 88 shots faced and Alexandar Georgiev has given up seven goals on 67 shots.

The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 27.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Victor Olofsson leads Buffalo with three goals, Jack Eichel has seven assists and Rasmus Dahlin has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing three goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up seven goals on 69 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 10 goals on 114 shots.

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The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games and 3-13 in their last 16 overall. The Sabres are 31-80 in their last 111 Thursday games and 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The under is 8-2 in Rangers last 10 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Sabres last 6 home games. The Rangers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Buffalo and 20-8 in the last 28 meetings.

The New York Rangers have simply owned the Sabres over the years, but this current squad is not playing well to say the least and isn't a team I'm looking to get behind. The Buffalo Sabres are aggressive offensively and are starting to find their footing as a team, and the way they finished the first game against the Rangers is encouraging moving forward. The Buffalo Sabres and the cheap price here has to be the pick.

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Randy’s Pick Buffalo Sabres -105

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