Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/25/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins - 3/25/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins (20-11-2) vs Buffalo Sabres (6-21-4)

Game Info: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -320 / Buffalo Sabres +260 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Thursday in NHL action at the PPG Paints Arena.

The Buffalo Sabres are still looking for their rest victory since February 23. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Sam Reinhart leads Buffalo with 11 goals, Jack Eichel has 16 assists and Taylor Hall has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Carter Hutton has given up 39 goals on 341 shots faced and Linus Ullmark has given up 28 goals on 344 shots.

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Jake Guentzel leads Pittsburgh with 13 goals, Sidney Crosby has 20 assists and Bryan Rust has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Tristan Jarry has allowed 61 goals on 667 shots and Casey DeSmith has allowed 23 goals on 284 shots.

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The Sabres are 41-101 in their last 142 games playing on 0 days rest and 18-59 in their last 77 road games. The Penguins are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 36-16 in their last 52 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in Sabres last 5 overall. The under is 6-0 in Penguins last 6 overall. The Sabres are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Pittsburgh and 15-36 in the last 51 meetings. The road team is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.

The Buffalo Sabres continue to be automatic fade material, as it's been nearly a full month since they've won a game and the offense seems to be getting worse by the week. The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing their best stretch of the season and they've won all three meetings against the Sabres this season by a combined score of 13-4. There's only one way to go in this spot, and that's backing the Penguins at home with the PL.

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Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5

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