Sabres vs Flyers Prediction - NHL Picks 11/1/23

Philadelphia Flyers (4-4-1) vs Buffalo Sabres (4-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Flyers -104 / Buffalo Sabres -115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres will play the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buffalo has alternated wins and losses over their last eight games, while Philadelphia has lost four of their last five games. 

Sabres Preview

The Buffalo Sabres are 4-5-0 this year after they defeated the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 4-0 in their last game. Buffalo scored once in the first and twice in the second, and was able to coast to the win in the third. The Sabres out shot Colorado by a total of 29-23 and went 6-6 on the penalty kill in the game. Buffalo is just 1-2-0 on the road this season. The Buffalo Sabres are scoring 3.00 goals per game and they are allowing 3.00 goals against per game, while going 10.7% on the power play and 89.2% on the penalty kill. Rasmus Dahlin has led the Sabres this season with two goals, seven assists, and 22 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Buffalo is Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, who is 2-1-0 this year with a 2.84 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. 

Flyers Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers are 4-4-1 this season after they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 3-2 in their last game. Philadelphia led 2-1 in the first period, but Carolina tied the game in the second and won it late in the third period. The Flyers were out shot by a total of 32-28 and went 0-5 on the power play in the loss. Philadelphia started the season playing well, but they have lost four of their last five games and are 3-2-0 at home. The Philadelphia Flyers are scoring 3.33 goals per game and they are allowing 3.11 goals against per game, while going 12.5% on the power play and 76% on the penalty kill. Travis Konecny has led the Flyers this year with eight goals, three assists, and 31 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Philadelphia is Carter Hart, who is 4-3-0 this season with a 2.30 goals against average and a .921 save percentage. 

Philadelphia Flyers Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won each of the last three games between the Sabres and Flyers.
  • The underdogs have covered the puck line in each of the Flyers' last seven games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in seven of the last eight games between the Sabres and Flyers.
  • The Flyers have won the first period in each of their last four night games at Wells Fargo Center.

Buffalo Sabres Team Facts

  • The underdogs have won three of the Sabres' last four games.
  • The Sabres have covered the puck line in seven of their last eight games at Wells Fargo Center following a win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in seven of the Sabres' last eight games against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Sabres have lost the third period in each of their last four night games following a win.

Philadelphia Flyers Player Prop Facts

  • Owen Tippett has scored at least one goal in four of the Flyers' last five games against Eastern Conference opponents at Wells Fargo Center.
  • Sean Couturier has recorded at least one point in each of his last six appearances at Wells Fargo Center.
  • Sean Couturier has recorded at least one assist in each of his last four appearances against the Sabres after playing less than 20 minutes in the Flyers' last game.
  • Cam Atkinson ranks T1st in the league for Game Winning Goals (2) this season.

Buffalo Sabres Player Prop Facts

  • Jeff Skinner has scored at least one goal in four of his last five appearances against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Rasmus Dahlin has recorded at least one point in each of the Sabres' last seven night games.
  • Erik Johnson has recorded at least one assist in each of his last four appearances against the Flyers.
  • Jeff Skinner has the equal-most multi-point games for the Sabres this season (3).

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Philadelphia Flyers ranks T1st in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (1).
  • The Philadelphia Flyers ranks 2nd in the league for goals in Period 1 per game this season (1.44).
  • The Buffalo Sabres ranks 3rd in the league for opponent goals in Period 2 per game this season (0.44).
  • The Buffalo Sabres ranks T30th in the league for opponent goals in Period 3 per game this season (1.56).

Pick

Philadelphia will be at home for this matchup, but they have struggled over their last five games. The Flyers have played pretty good teams recently, but they did lose to the Ducks at home by a score of 7-4 two games ago. Buffalo is coming off of a very impressive 4-0 win over Colorado, but they have allowed nine goals in their last two road games. It sounds like the Sabres are going to be down to their third string goaltender, while the Flyers will have Carter Hart in net, who is one of the best in the league. Take the Flyers at home here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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