Ducks vs Sabres NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Anaheim Ducks vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction 2/19/2024

The Anaheim Ducks (19-33-2) travel to face off against the Buffalo Sabres (24-26-4) on Monday, February 19th. This game will be played at KeyBank Center in Buffalo and televised on ESPN+. The Sabres are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Ducks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maple Leafs. Puck drop is set for 12:30 ET.

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The Anaheim Ducks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As the Ducks head into tonight’s game, they find themselves in 14th place in the Western Conference and 7th place in the Pacific Division. Overall, Anaheim is 19-33-2, and they have gone 9-19 against other Western Conference teams.

On the road, the Ducks have gone 11-15-1, and they have lost two of their last three games. Over their last ten games, Anaheim has gone 4-6.

On the season, the Ducks have gone 28-26 against the puck line and have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games.

So far this season, Anaheim has been the underdog in all but six of their games. Overall, they have gone 27-21 against the puck line as the underdog.

Coming off a 9-2 loss on the road to the Maple Leafs, the Ducks are hoping to bounce back today. The Ducks managed to find the net one time in the 3rd period against the Maple Leafs, following their one goal in the first period. Of Anaheim’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 21 shots on goal and seven giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Anaheim not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The combined total of 11 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

The Buffalo Sabres Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Sabres have gone 12-15-1, and they are 11-8-1 when favored. In the Eastern Conference, Buffalo is 13th with 52 points and a record of 24-26-4.

Over their last ten games, the Sabres are 5-5, and they have gone 2-1 over their last three games. In the Atlantic Division, Buffalo is 6th with a record of 7-8.

Buffalo enters this game with a puck line record of 29-25 and an average scoring differential of -0.1 goals per game. So far, the Sabres have had 18 wins by multiple goals and 19 losses by multiple goals.

So far, Buffalo has been the underdog in 34 games and has a puck line mark of 22-12 in those contests. In their last ten games at home, the Sabres have gone 6-4 against the puck line.

The Sabres recently played against the Wild and secured a win with a score of 3-2. Offensively, the Sabres faced a challenge in the first and second periods, failing to score. However, they did score two goals in the third period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 28 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.

Going into the game, Buffalo was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.

Anaheim Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game which is 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 28th in the league. The Anaheim offense is ranked 20th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 13th in the NHL.

This season, the Ducks’ have an over/under record of 24-27-3. Throughout the season, they have played 30 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Sabres Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Sabres come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 11th position in the league. Buffalo’s offense is currently ranked 30th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 24th in the league.

The Sabres’ over/under record this season is 22-30-2. For the season, they have had 32 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Anaheim Team Defense

Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 28th in takeaways, averaging 5.8 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 5th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.

Buffalo Team Defense

Defensively, the Sabres are currently 25th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.2 shots per game against Buffalo. They also are 7th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Ducks vs Sabres Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Anaheim has an puck line record of 4-6 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • Through their last five home games, Buffalo has an puck line record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Sabres have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their puck line record was 4-1 in these scenarios.
  • Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Ducks have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 0-5.

Ducks vs Sabres Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Sabres. Nevertheless, given the payout of -194, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Ducks to cover. Even in the event of a Sabres victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Ducks should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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