Money Line Pick
It has been an utter nightmare for the Buffalo Sabres the last two months, as they have nearly hit rock bottom, and that predicament could get even worse as the Columbus Blue Jackets roll into Buffalo. The Blue Jackets have arguably been the best team in the Eastern Conference in the last month, as their current win streak stands at six in a row. Buffalo had a nice three-game winning streak January 12th through the 16th, but they lost their momentum once again more recently and has since lost three straight. Columbus has won seven of its last 10 head-to-head games against Buffalo. Columbus has been hard to stop especially for Buffalo in recent games. That trend likely continues, and backing Columbus with high confidence is a must here.
Over Under Pick
Columbus has averaged four goals per game in their last three meetings with Buffalo. Even with the Blue Jackets’ strong efforts, the over hasn’t been worth the value, when these teams have faced-off at KeyBank Center. Both teams are dealing with plenty of injuries at all levels, but it sure hasn’t slowed the Blue Jackets down. Columbus has three shutouts in their last six games. This game is a likely candidate for that to happen again. Buffalo hasn’t been efficient at all, and that is why an under 5.5 total is the best choice here.