Sabres vs Avalanche Prediction - NHL Picks 12/13/23

Colorado Avalanche (17-9-2) vs Buffalo Sabres (12-14-3)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Ball Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -227 / Buffalo Sabres +180 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres and Colorado Avalanche face off on Wednesday in an NHL showdown at Ball Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Sabres vs Avalanche prediction.

Sabres Look to Build Off Last Game 

The Sabres haven’t had the best season but they sure looked good in the last game. The Sabres scored five goals against the Arizona Coyotes and they ended up winning by three goals. Kyle Okposo had a strong game scoring one goal and adding two assists. The Sabres on the season are averaging 2.89 goals while their defense is giving up 3.28 goals per game. The offense is ranked 25th and if they want to turn around the season the offense is going to need to be good. Buffalo has 27 points and is tied with Pittsburgh and Montreal in the Eastern Conference.

Buffalo Sabres Player Prop Facts

  • Tage Thompson has scored at least one goal in three of the Sabres' last four games against the Avalanche.
  • John-Jason Peterka has recorded at least one point in eight of the Sabres' last nine games against Central Division opponents.
  • Jeff Skinner has recorded at least one assist in each of his last four appearances against the Avalanche after playing less than 20 minutes in the Sabres' last game.
  • Rasmus Dahlin ranks 1st in the Atlantic Division for time on ice (25:10) this season.

Avs Offense Impressed in Last game

The Avalanche faced off against the Calgary Flames in the last game and they scored six goals on the way to the one goal victory. Mikko Rantanen had a strong game scoring one goal and and adding two assists. The Avs are a strong offensive team and they are averaging 3.533 goals per game which is good enough for fifth in the NHL. The defense is ranked 12th in the league giving up 3.07 goals per game. Colorado is 4th in the Western Conference with 36 points, the same as the Los Angeles Kings.

Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Nathan MacKinnon has scored a goal in each of the Avalanche's last four games.
  • Ryan Johansen has recorded at least one point in each of his last eight appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Sabres.
  • Cale Makar has recorded an assist in each of the Avalanche's last seven games as home favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Gabriel Landeskog has scored the first goal in each of his last three home appearances against the Sabres.
  • Nathan MacKinnon ranks T1st in the league for multi-point games (13) this season.

Sabres vs Avalanche Betting Prediction

The Sabres offense overall this season is averaging 2.89 goals per game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. The Avs are coming off a game where they scored six goals and they are going to have no issue getting the offense going early. The Sabres aren’t going to have any answer, and this will be a comfortable victory. Back the Avalanche on the puck line to cash. 

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

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