New York Rangers (47-21-12) vs Buffalo Sabres (39-32-7)
Game Info: Monday, April 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Rangers -205 / Buffalo Sabres +170 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Buffalo Sabres will play the New York Rangers on Monday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Buffalo Sabres are 39-32-7 this season after they defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 4-3 in their last game. Buffalo was out shot by a total of 34-30 and went 1-4 on the power play in the win. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 3.59 goals per game, 3.64 goals against per game, 23.8% on the power play, and 72.9% on the penalty kill. Tage Thompson has led the Sabres with 46 goals, 47 assists, and 280 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for Buffalo is Devon Levi, who is 3-1-0 this season with a 3.17 goals against average and a .904 save percentage.
The New York Rangers are 47-21-12 this season after they defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets by a score of 4-0 in their last game. New York out shot Columbus by a total of 28-20 and won 58.5% of the face-offs in the game. The New York Rangers are averaging 3.36 goals per game, 2.64 goals against per game, 23.7% on the power play, and 80.9% on the penalty kill. Mika Zibanejad has led the Rangers with 39 goals, 50 assists, and 244 shots on goal this season. The projected starting goalie for New York is Igor Shesterkin, who is 37-13-7 this season with a 2.49 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.
Buffalo is 4-1 in their last 5 games and 2-5 in their last 7 Monday games. The over is 8-3-2 in Buffalo’s last 13 games. New York is 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games and 10-4 in their last 14 games. The over is 9-4 in New York’s last 13 home games. The home team is 6-2 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.
Buffalo is clinging to their hopes of making a wild card spot, but they most likely need to win out and get some help for that happen. The Sabres have been playing very well recently and are coming off of a great win against Carolina. New York has won three of their last four games and they only trail first place in the Metro by three points. The Sabres have the offense going right now, but their defense has struggled all season long. I think both teams will have plenty of scoring chances and I like the over in this one.