The Buffalo Sabres (9-10-2) travel to face off against the New York Rangers (15-3-1) on Monday, November 27th. This game will be played at Madison Square Garden in New York and televised on ESPN+. The Rangers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Sabres are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Devils. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.
Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers
The Buffalo Sabres Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Through 21 games, the Sabres have achieved an overall record of 9-10-2. When on the road, Buffalo holds a 4-5-2 record, while they are 5-5-0 when playing at home. They are currently positioned 6th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 12th in the Eastern conference. Buffalo’s average scoring margin this season is -0.5, leading to an overall puck line record of 5-16. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of -0.5, while on the road, it is -0.5.
In their most recent game, the Sabres fell to the Devils on the road by a score of 7-2. The first period saw the Sabres being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and one goal in the third. The team’s two goals were the result of a power play. Throughout the game, they managed to register 12 shots on goal and committed 0 giveaways.
As the underdog, Buffalo suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
The New York Rangers Are Coming Off A Win
As they head into their game vs. the Sabres, the Rangers have a 15-3-1 record thus far. While playing at home, their record stands at 6-1-0, and they have 9-2-1 mark on the road. Their current record places them 1st in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 1st in the Eastern conference. New York’s average scoring difference this season sits at +1.1, which has contributed to their overall puck line record of 9-10. When playing at home, they have a scoring margin of +1.1, and on the road, it is +1.1.
The Rangers played host to the Bruins in their previous game and emerged with a 7-4 win. In all three periods, the Rangers’ offense found the net against the Bruins. One of New York’s seven goals were generated during power plays, while one were scored when shorthanded. In total, they had 40 shots on goal.
Entering the game as the underdog, New York came away with a victory against the puck line. The combined total of 11 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.
Buffalo Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Sabres are averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 23rd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. Coming into the game, the Sabres have 5-4 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 4-6.
The Sabres come in with an over/under record of 8-13-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 13 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.
New York Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Rangers have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 27th in the league. Coming into the game, the Rangers have 10-1 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 5-2.
This season, the Rangers’ have an over/under record of 8-11-0. Throughout the season, they have played 11 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.
Buffalo Team Defense
Defensively, the Sabres are currently 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.3 shots per game against Buffalo. They also are 17th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
New York Team Defense
Defensively, the Rangers are currently 22nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29 shots per game against New York. They also are 9th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Sabres vs Rangers Trends
- Through their last three road games, Buffalo has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Across their ten previous home games, New York has an puck line mark of 7-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 8-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- As the betting underdog, the Rangers have an puck line record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
- Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Sabres have an overall record of 3-2 while going 1-4 against the spread.
If you’re looking for a straight moneyline bet, then the Rangers are the way to go. However, with a payout of -226, you might consider using this bet as a leg of a parlay.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Sabres to cover. Even if the Rangers manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Sabres should cover the puck line.
For those looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.
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