Yesterday, we recovered from a rough 1-2 night on Thursday by giving our parlay for NFL wildcard weekend. As we close the week, we’ve gone 1-3 in our daily parlays but 5-7 overall with individual picks.
While we wait for the NFL’s wildcard weekend to play out, we’re going to turn our attention to the NHL and a same-day parlay for Saturday. This week we’ve unsuccessfully rolled with two of the better teams in the NHL: the Winnipeg Jets, going 0-3, and the Boston Bruins, going 1-2.
Today, we’re focusing on the Buffalo Sabres, one of the more fun teams in hockey to watch, and a team that happens to be in Tennessee today for our daily parlay.
Buffalo Sabres over Nashville Predators (+115)
The Buffalo Sabres have lost three games in a row, including losses to the Winnipeg Jets and the Seattle Kraken. However, the Sabres are 6-4 in their last ten games. The Predators have lost their previous two games and are 5-5 in the last ten games. Both teams have similar overall records.
Buffalo has an 11-7-0 record on the road, is 6-2 in the last eight games against the Western Conference, and is 7-2 over the previous nine games against teams with a losing record.
Moreover, there is no home-ice advantage as the road team is 14-6 in the last 20 games between the Preds and Sabres. We’re taking the Sabres to continue the trends and win on the road.
Buffalo Sabres +1.5 over Nashville Predators (-213)
Juuse Saros is likely to be busy tonight. The Sabres are the highest-scoring team in the NHL, averaging 3.8 goals per game on 32.2 shots per game, and have the fifth-best powerplay in the league.
Nashville is ranked 29th in the league in giving up shots, averaging 34.2 shots per game, but 14th overall, giving up 2.9 goals per game. Buffalo will likely have more puck control time in the offensive zone, getting more shots in the process.
Since we’re taking the Sabres as the underdog to win, they will have to clear the 1.5-goal spread.
Buffalo Sabres vs. Nashville Predators Over 6.5 (-115)
While the Sabres are the highest-scoring team in the league, part of what makes them fun to watch is that Buffalo is not very good defensively. The Sabres give up an average of 3.5 goals per game (24th) and have the 29th-ranked penalty-killing unit in the league. The Sabres’ bad defensive play will open up many opportunities for Nashville to score.
Unless Saros pitches a shutout, the Sabres will likely do their part in hitting the number. Nashville is ranked 27th in the NHL, averaging 2.8 goals per game. However, the Predators’ scoring has been up over the last seven games against tough competition, averaging 3.57 goals per game.
While the Sabres will do their part to hit the over, their defense gives Nashville the opportunity to maintain their recent upswing in offensive production. We see this game ending with seven or eight total goals. Take the over.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.