Sabres vs Predators Prediction NHL Picks 3/7/24

Nashville Predators (35-25-3) vs Buffalo Sabres (29-29-4)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Nashville Predators -179 / Buffalo Sabres +141 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Buffalo Sabres look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games. The Nashville Predators look for a win after winning 8 of their last 9 games. Here’s a Buffalo Sabres vs Nashville Predators prediction.

Buffalo Sabres Betting Preview

The Buffalo Sabres recently beat the Golden Knights while losing to the Jets and Maple Leafs. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.94 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Buffalo with 20 goals, Casey Mittlelstadt has 33 assists and Rasmus Dahlin has 186 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Devon Levi has given up 62 goals on 571 shots faced, while Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has allowed 91 goals on 1,057 shots.

Nashville Predators Betting Preview

The Nashville Predators recently beat the Wild and Avalanche while losing to the Canadians. The Nashville Predators are averaging 3.17 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Filip Forsberg leads Nashville with 30 goals, Roman Josi has 46 assists and Ryan O’Reilly has 146 shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 3.08 goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Juuse Saros has allowed 133 goals on 1,429 shots faced, while Kevin Lankinen has given up 47 goals on 434 shots.

Nashville Predators Player Prop Facts

  • Gustav Nyquist has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Predators' last eight games as home favorites.
  • Filip Forsberg has scored a goal in five of the Predators' last six games as favorites.
  • Roman Josi has recorded at least one point in 13 of the Predators' last 14 games as favorites.
  • Colton Sissons has the most Shorthanded Goals for the Predators this season (3).

Buffalo Sabres Player Prop Facts

  • Victor Olofsson has scored a goal in four of his last five appearances with the Sabres as underdogs against the Predators.
  • Victor Olofsson has recorded at least one point in each of the Sabres' last four games against the Predators.
  • Jack Quinn has recorded at least one assist in three of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Rasmus Dahlin ranks 1st in the Atlantic Division for average time on ice (25:49) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Nashville Predators rank 25th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (76.41%).
  • The Nashville Predators rank T3rd in the league in short handed goals allowed this season (4).
  • The Buffalo Sabres rank 26th in the league in power play percentage this season (16.76%).
  • The Buffalo Sabres rank 32nd in the league for Period 1 goals allowed per game this season (1.16).

Buffalo Sabres vs Nashville Predators prediction

The Buffalo Sabres are playing some of their best hockey of the season, and they've positioned themselves in a spot where they're worth a look at the plus money. With that said, the Nashville Predators have been as hot as any team in the league over the last two weeks, and I'm not excited to step in front of them. The Predators have won the last two meetings against the Sabres by a combined score of 9-4. The Nashville Predators are the better team that need to take advantage of home games like this as they close in on a playoff spot. I'll lay the juice with the Preds.

Randy’s Pick Nashville Predators -179

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