Sabres vs Coyotes Prediction - NHL Picks 12/16/23

Arizona Coyotes (13-13-2) vs Buffalo Sabres (12-15-3)

Game Info: Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Mullett Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes -111 / Buffalo Sabres -111 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes face off on Saturday in an NHL showdown at the ASU-Multi Purpose Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Sabres vs Coyotes prediction.

Another Down Season for the Sabres

It’s another down season for the Sabres and at this point there has to be some questions about when this rebuild is going to be complete. On Wednesday the Sabres faced off against the Colorado Avalanche and they were defeated 5-1. The Sabres also faced off against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday. The Sabres on the season are averaging 2.83 goals while their defense is giving up 3.33 goals per game. Rasmus Dahlin has scored seven goals and added 17 assists. 

Coyotes Need Better Defense Here

The Coyotes defense has been a major issue and over the last four games (not including Friday’s game against the Sharks) they have given up 18 goals total. In the last game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the offense scored two goals while the defense gave up four goals. The Coyotes are averaging 3.14 goals while their defense is giving up 3.073 goals per game. The offense is ranked 16th while the defense is ranked 13th. Clayton Keller has scored nine goals and added 16 assists so far this season.

Sabres vs Coyotes Betting Prediction

There are better games on the board to bet on, but I do believe the Sabres can find success here. The Coyotes defense is giving up 3.07 goals per game and they are going to really struggle in this game. Look for the Sabres to score a couple of goals in the first period and that is going to be the difference. The Coyotes won’t be able to fight back in teh game and the Sabres are going to get the job done. 

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

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