Buffalo Sabres

Arizona Coyotes

PICKS


BUF Sabres Point Spread
+160



Under 5.5 Game Totals
-115

Money Line Pick

The Coyotes come into this game having fallen out of the playoff picture. They are just 1-3 in their last four and therefore are two points behind Nashville. Buffalo on the other hand, saw their two game winning streak get snapped when they lost to Colorado in their last game. They are still 5-2 over their last seven games and are looking for some kind of last second push to the playoffs. As of Friday night, the Sabres trail Carolina by 10 points. Note that Buffalo has owned Arizona in head to head games, going 14-5 against them in the last 19 meetings and 8-1 in the last nine meetings played in Arizona. The Coyotes’ form does not merit such a high price, so I would take a flyer on the Sabres if I had to.

Over Under Pick

Neither of these teams possess great offenses, scoring less than three goals per game on average. The Coyotes have played great defense at home, allowing just 2.47 goals per game. Over the last five games, these teams have allowed a combined five goals per game. The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings, 7-1-1 in Arizona’s last nine games overall and 6-2 in Arizona’s last eight home games. While I do not love this total, Arizona’s defense at home has me leaning to the under.