Buffalo Sabres at New Jersey Devils - 2/20/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New Jersey Devils (6-3-2) vs Buffalo Sabres (4-7-2)
Game Info: Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 12:30 pm (Prudential Center)
Betting Odds: New Jersey Devils -105 / Buffalo Sabres -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils meet Saturday in NHL action at the Prudential Center.
The Buffalo Sabres need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 31.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Victor Olofsson leads Buffalo with six goals, Jack Eichel has 10 assists and Rasmus Dahlin has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 13 goals on 128 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 22 goals on 237 shots.
The New Jersey Devils look to build on their three-game winning streak. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Miles Wood leads New Jersey with five goals, Ty Smith has six assists and P.K. Subban has 29 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 64.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Mackenzie Blackwood has allowed eight goals on 154 shots faced and Scott Wedgewood has allowed 14 goals on 141 shots.
The Sabres are 16-51 in their last 67 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Devils are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 5-2 in Sabres last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Devils last 5 overall. The Sabres are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in New Jersey and 6-13 in the last 19 meetings.
The Buffalo Sabres still have yet to get back on track after their long layoff and the offense is on the struggle bus at the moment. The New Jersey Devils are playing their best hockey of the season during their three-game winning streak, and they've been really good in the favorite role. Early games also usually favor the home team, and this is a very early start. I'll back the Devils in this spot.