Money Line Pick
Columbus was among one of the better teams in the NHL not a few days ago, but two straight losses against Colorado and Tampa Bay forces them to reboot themselves as they make a visit to Buffalo. The Sabres were able to get a close one-goal home win over the Red Wings in their previous game, which was just the fourth win for Buffalo in their last 10 games. The Blue Jackets have won six of the last 10 head-to-head meetings. The Sabres were able to escape with a 2-1 victory in their most recent clash, which was back on February 1st. Columbus will be in for a dog fight, against a team that hasn’t had the best of seasons but they have the players to make this a competition. Still taking the Blue Jackets money line has good value here.
Over Under Pick
Columbus hasn’t lit the goal up very much this season, but when they have it has proven to be beneficial. They have scored two goals or less in four-straight games, and five of their last six. On the flip side, the Sabres have litten up the net at least three times in three of their last four games. The last few head-to-head meetings have all been very different stories, and that includes their really low total from earlier this month in Buffalo’s 2-1 win. Both teams have liked the under, in their recent games. This match-up features a 5.5 total which seems quite reachable, but still taking the under is the smart move.