Buffalo Sabres vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Buffalo Sabres vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction 3/19/2024

The Buffalo Sabres (33-31-5) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (42-18-8) on Tuesday, March 19th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on ESPN+. The Sabres are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Canucks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Capitals. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Buffalo Sabres Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, the Sabres are 33-31-5 and sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic Division, Buffalo is in 6th place. In their last ten games, the Sabres have gone 6-4, and they are currently on a three-game winning streak as the underdog.

When playing on the road, Buffalo has a record of 16-14-4, and they have gone 19-21-4 as the underdog this season. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Sabres are 19-22.

Buffalo enters the game with a puck line record of 38-31 and has gone 7-3 against the puck line in their last ten games. On the road, the Sabres have a puck line mark of 21-13, and they have gone 3-2 against the puck line in their last five games away from home.

So far this season, Buffalo has 22 wins by more than one goal and has dropped 22 games by multiple goals. As the underdog, the Sabres have a puck line record of 30-14, and their average scoring margin on the road sits at -.1 goals per game.

The Sabres most recently took on the Kraken and secured a win with a score of 6-2. In every single period, the Sabres’ offense scored a goal against the Kraken. All six goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 7 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, Buffalo came away with a victory against the puck line. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

The Vancouver Canucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After winning their last two games, the Canucks have moved into first place in the Western Conference. They have won three of their last five games but have gone just 5-5 in their last ten games. At home this season, Vancouver has gone 21-7-4, and they have been favored in 45 of their 68 games.

Against other Western Conference teams, the Canucks have gone 23-15 this year, and they have gone 12-6 against other Pacific Division teams. Vancouver has gone 42-18-8 overall this year, and they have gone 28-12-5 when favored.

At home this season, the Canucks have a puck line record of 18-14 and an average scoring margin of +1.2 goals per game. So far, Vancouver has gone 37-31 against the puck line, including a mark of 19-26 when favored.

Over their last ten games at home, the Canucks have a puck line record of just 2-8, and their puck line losing streak at home sits at two games. This season, the team has 27 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring differential of +.8 goals per contest.

The Canucks are looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss at home to the Capitals. On offense, the Canucks scored one time in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. Against Washington, Vancouver’s offense scored their only goal at even strength. They recorded 22 shots on goal overall.

Vancouver was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 3 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

Buffalo Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Sabres are averaging 3 goals per game which is 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 10th in the league. The Sabres went 19-20 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 12-11.

This season, the Sabres’ have an over/under record of 27-40-2. Throughout the season, they have played 42 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Canucks Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Canucks come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 3rd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 25th in the league. So far this year, the Canucks are 21-7 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 20-11 in games with fewer shots on goal.

This season, the Canucks have an over/under record of 36-28-4. Throughout the season, they have played 37 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.2 per game.

Buffalo Team Defense

Buffalo defense takes on the Canucks ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.7 shots per game against Buffalo. They also are 7th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Vancouver Team Defense

Defensively, the Canucks are currently 19th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.1 shots per game against Vancouver. They also are 5th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Sabres vs Canucks Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Sabres have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Through their last five home games, Vancouver has an puck line record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Vancouver has an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Sabres struggled vs the puck line going just 1-4. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Sabres vs Canucks Prediction

If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Canucks are the way to go. However, with a payout of -209, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.

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