The St. Louis Blues (26-21-2) travel to face off against the Buffalo Sabres (22-24-4) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at KeyBank Center in Buffalo and televised on ABC. Both the Blues and Sabres will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 1:00 ET.
Blues vs Sabres
The St. Louis Blues Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the road this season, the Blues have gone 11-12-1 and have won three straight games away from home. Against teams in the Western Conference, St. Louis has gone 16-14 this season and is currently in 8th place in the conference.
Overall, the Blues have gone 26-21-2 this season and are in 4th place in the Central Division. As the underdog this season, St. Louis has gone 20-13-2 and has won each of their last four games when not favored.
On the road this season, the Blues come in with a puck line record of 12-12, and their average scoring margin sits at -.7 goals per contest. So far, St. Louis has been the underdog in 35 of their games, and their puck line record as the underdog is at 23-12.
Over their last ten games, the Blues have gone 7-3 against the puck line, and they have recorded a puck line mark of 28-21 for the year. In their last three road games, St. Louis has gone 3-0 against the puck line.
Following a 1-0 loss at home to the Blue Jackets, the Blues are eager to bounce back. The Blue Jackets defense proved to be too much for St. Louis’ offense, resulting in being shutout. During the game, the Blues’ offense had 10 turnovers and took 21 shots on goal while being shutout.
St. Louis was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The over/under line for the game was 6.5, and it concluded with a combined total of 1 goal.
The Buffalo Sabres Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Buffalo enters the game with an overall record of 22-24-4 and is 14th in the Eastern Conference standings. In the Atlantic Division, the Sabres are in 7th place.
At home, Buffalo has gone 11-13-1 this season and has lost two straight games in their own building. As the favorite, the Sabres have gone 11-7-1 this year.
Buffalo comes into the game with an average scoring margin of -.2 goals per game. Their puck line record for the season is 27-23, and they have 17 wins by multiple goals.
So far this year, the Sabres have been the underdog in 31 games, going 20-11 against the puck line in those games. Their puck line record at home is 11-14, and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten home games.
Coming off a 2-1 loss at home to the Stars, the Sabres are hoping to bounce back today. The Sabres couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Stars, but they did score one time in the second period. The team’s one goal came when they were in power play. Overall, they took 48 shots on goal and had 8 giveaways.
Despite the loss, Buffalo did cover the puck line, as they went into the game as the underdog. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 3 goals.
St. Louis Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Blues are scoring an 2.8 goals per game this season, ranking 27th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 26th in the league. The St. Louis offense is ranked 26th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 3rd in the NHL.
This season, the Blues have an over/under record of 20-24-5. Throughout last season, they played 23 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games featured 6.9 goals per game.
Sabres Offense Breakdown
In terms of their offensive performance, the Sabres are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 22nd spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 12th in the league. In terms of the Sabres’ offense during power plays, they are 27th in power play goals and 22nd in shorthanded goals.
The Sabres come in with an over/under record of 21-27-2. Over the course of the season, they have had 23 games failing to surpass the 6 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.1 per game.
St. Louis Team Defense
Defensively, the Blues come into the season ranked 11th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against St. Louis. For the season, they are ranked 13th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.
Buffalo Team Defense
The Sabres defense is currently 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.1 shots per game against Buffalo. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 11th with 3 shutouts.
Blues vs Sabres Trends
- Through their last ten road games, St. Louis has an puck line record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Although Buffalo has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 6-4. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.
- Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Sabres have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-1.
- Going back to their previous three games as the favorite, St. Louis has an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Sabres to pick up on a win over the Blues at home. With the moneyline sitting at -143, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Sabres straight-up.
For a puck line prediction, our preference is the Sabres to secure a win and cover. Anticipate the Sabres to win this one by multiple goals over the Blues.
With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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