Stadium: KeyBank Center (Buffalo)
Prediction for the NHL Buffalo Sabres vs New York Rangers match, which will take place on April 1. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Buffalo struggles to make the playoffs, but their chances of ultimate success decrease with each game day. Until March, the Blades were doing very well, sitting just behind the top eight, but then they slumped. In their last 14 games, they have only four wins and ten losses - a very modest statistic for a top-eight contender, and their rivals have given them a real chance to overtake. Currently, the Blue Yellows sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings, seven points behind the top eight, but Buffalo has two games left.
New York Rangers
In the current regular championship, Rangers show consistently good results, which allowed them to win a ticket to the playoffs ahead of schedule. The Blue Jerseys are in great shape right now. They won nine times in the last 12 meetings, lost once in regulation time, and were held scoreless only twice. That surge allowed them to sit fifth in the Eastern Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Buffalo remains out of the playoff zone with very modest results. The Blades have plenty of tournament motivation, but they can't improve their game, as they are in bad shape. The Blueshirts should take advantage of that in their upcoming clash, as they're trying to climb up the standings to start their cup battles at home. In addition, the statistics for their head-to-head encounters also speak well for the New York club, with six straight road games behind them. As a result, we should probably bet on the Rangers' victory.
The Rangers are a very skillful and bright team, and the recent invitations of Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrick Kane to New York have only strengthened the lineup. Nevertheless, they focus on building defensive formations. In their last eight away games, they've had only 35 shots on goal (4.38 average per game). Based on this, we see the best option for prediction is a total under 6.5 pucks, and separately it is worth betting on the total over 0.5 points of Alexis Lafreniere.