Coyotes vs Sabres Prediction - NHL Picks 12/11/23

Buffalo Sabres (11-14-3) vs Arizona Coyotes (13-11-2)

Game Info: Monday, December 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm (KeyBank Center)

Betting Odds: Buffalo Sabres -154 / Arizona Coyotes +123 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres face off on Monday in an NHL showdown at the KeyBank Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Coyotes vs Sabres prediction.

Sabres Offense Has Been Inconsistent 

The Sabres offense has been inconsistent this season, and there has to be some concerns about how the offense will do in this game. In the last game against the Montreal Canadiens, the Sabres scored only two goals and they ended in a shootout. Two games ago against the Boston Bruins, the Sabres were able to secure a 3-1 victory. The Sabres on the season are averaging 2.82 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.32 goals per game. The offense is ranked 25th in the league. Casey Mittelstadt has scored six goals and added 16 assists. 

Buffalo Sabres Player Prop Facts

  • Tage Thompson has scored at least one goal in six of his last seven appearances with the Sabres as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Tage Thompson has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven appearances with the Sabres as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • John-Jason Peterka has recorded at least one assist in four of the Sabres' last five games as favorites.
  • Rasmus Dahlin ranks 1st in the Atlantic Division for time on ice (25:14) this season.

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Coyotes Have Lost Two Games in a Row

The Coyotes have lost two games in a row and the defense has been an issue the last couple of games. Over the last two games, the Coyotes have given up nine goals total.  The Coyotes on the season are averaging 3.23 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.96 goals per game. The offense is ranked 15th in the league but this game is going to come down to the defense making the plays. Clayton Keller has scored nine goals and added 16 assists so far this season. Arizona is 8th in the Western Conference with 28 points, two less than the Nashville Predators and five behind the Dallas Stars.

Arizona Coyotes Player Prop Facts

  • Michael Carcone has scored at least one goal in five of the Coyotes' last six games.
  • Michael Kesselring has recorded an assist in four of his last five appearances after playing less than 20 minutes in the Coyotes' last game.
  • Bryan Little has recorded a point in each of his last four appearances against the Sabres.
  • Michael Carcone ranks 1st in the league for shooting percentage (34.2) this season.

Coyotes vs Sabres Betting Prediction

The Coyotes are going to get the job done. The Coyotes defense hasn’t been good the last couple of games, but they now get to face off against a Sabres offense is going to really struggle. The Sabres are averaging only 2.82 goals per game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Arizona is going to score at least four goals and that will be enough for them to get the job done. Back Arizona on the money line. 

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

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