Buffalo Sabres at Montreal Canadiens - 2/13/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
Montreal Canadiens (8-31-7) vs Buffalo Sabres (14-24-8)
Game Info: Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 12:30 pm (Bell Centre)
Betting Odds: Montreal Canadiens +180 / Buffalo Sabres +195 --- Over/Under: 1.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Ottawa Senators Host The Buffalo Sabres In Sunday NHL Action
The Buffalo Sabres come into this road contest with an overall record of 14-24-8. Through 46 games, the Sabres are 6th in the Atlantic Division.On the season, they have found the net 120 times, good for a rank of 26th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Buffalo is the 26th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average of 3.48 goals per game. So far, the Sabres have a strength of schedule rating of 26th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 30th ranked team in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators get set to host the Buffalo Sabres with an overall record of 16-23-4. This mark places them 6th in the Atlantic division.Through 43 games, the Senators have scored 118 goals, giving them an average of 2.72. This output gives them a rank of 27th among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 20th ranked unit, giving up 3.28 goals per contest. When considering their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 21st in the NHL.
Through 46 games, Buffalo's leading goal scorer is Jeff Skinner. With his 13 goals, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 29. On the season, he is turning 11.7% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Sabres have benefited from the strong play of Tage Thompson, Buffalo's overall leader in points. In his 46 games, he has come up with 14 goals on a shooting percentage of 10.6%. However, when on the ice, the Sabres are -8.0 in scoring differential. Buffalo's top goalie is Craig Anderson, who is giving up an average of 2.62 goals per game. In his 8 games played, he has turned in 5 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Ottawa Senators leader in points is Drake Batherson. In Ottawa's 43 games, he has come up with 13 goals and 21 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 17.6%. The Senators top overall goal scorer is Joshua Norris. Of his 18 goals, 39.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +4. Ottawa's top goalie is Anton Forsberg, who is giving up an average of 3.02 goals per game. In his 19 games played, he has turned in 10 quality starts.
Coming into this game, the Sabres have an over-under record of 22-23-1.When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 10-13-0. On the season 50.0% of Buffalo's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Sabres. On the other side, the Senators have an over-under record of 16-27-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 8-15-0.On the season, 42.0% of Ottawa's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 43.0% of the scoring coming from the Senators. I see this being a low-scoring game and recommend taking the under.
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AUTHOR: Joe Kiemen
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