Buffalo Sabres at New York Rangers - 4/25/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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New York Rangers (24-18-6) vs Buffalo Sabres (13-28-7)
Game Info: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Rangers -275 / Buffalo Sabres +220 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers meet in NHL action from Madison Square Garden on Sunday evening.
The Buffalo Sabres will look to build on a 6-4 win over Boston last time out. Sam Reinhart leads the Sabres in scoring with 33 points including a team-high 20 goals with 13 assists while Victor Olofsson has 28 points with 12 goals and 16 apples. Rasmus Dahlin has 22 points with 17 assists while Casey Mittelstadt has 9 goals and 7 assists. As a team, Buffalo is averaging 2.3 goals on 28 shots with a 19.5% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.4 goals on 33.1 shots with a 79.3% success rate on the PK this season.
The New York Rangers will look to build on a 4-1 win over Philadelphia last time out. Artemi Panarin leads the Rangers in scoring with 55 points including 17 goals and a team-high 38 assists while Ryan Strome has 44 points with 14 goals and 30 helpers. Adam Fox has 43 points with 38 assists of his own while Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich each have 42 points with Buchnevich logging a team-high 20 goals. Chris Kreider also has 20 goals of his own for New York this season. As a team, the Rangers are averaging 3.3 goals on 29.3 shots with a 20.1% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.7 goals on 29.1 shots with an 83.9% success rate on the PK.
Buffalo is 14-41 in their last 55 games overall and 12-39 in their last 51 games as an underdog while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games. The Rangers ate 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 7-2 in their last 9 home games while the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 Sunday games. Buffalo is 7-20 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made for either side, but realistically, I’m not laying this juice with the Rangers and the uck line is dicey against a team with nothing to lose like Buffalo. On the other hand, the Sabres are hard to trust, but realistically, I think the plus money is worth taking a shot on here. The Sabres aren’t going to win many games back-to-back, but they looked good against Boston and I think they could pull it off again here.