Stadium: Tim Hortons Field (Ontario)
13.03.2022 23:00 MSK
Prediction for the NHL Buffalo Sabres vs Toronto Maple Leafs match, which will take place on March 13. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
The Buffaloes fail another regular season with no realistic chance of making the playoffs. We've been used to such a poor performance by the Blades, so there's nothing to be surprised about. In the last five meetings, the Yellow and Blue have picked up three wins, beating Toronto (5:1), Minnesota (5:4) and the day before that Vegas (3:1). But before that they had lost six games in a row, lost in regulation time each time. That leaves Buffalo now just 15th in the Eastern Conference standings.
Toronto Maple Leafs
For Toronto, the current regular season is going pretty well, but we've gotten used to that as well, because they have a very solid squad to make the playoffs. Another thing is that since 2004 they cannot overcome the barrier of the first round of the Stanley Cup. Lately, the Maple Leafs have been taking frequent losses, having lost 8 of their previous 15 contests, which is a modest result for such an ambitious team. Despite the slight slump, Sheldon Keefe's squad still sits high in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings, only six points behind the leader.
Expert Betting Tips
Buffalo has historically played well against Toronto, and in the current regular season they have already defeated their opponent once (5:1). However, the Maple Leafs are still the favourites for the upcoming game. There's no doubt that the Blues and Whites will prepare for such a special game, so a bet on Toronto's victory with a handicap (-1.5) for 1.93.
Toronto and Buffalo have been very active lately. In their previous 11 head-to-head encounters, the two teams have combined for 78 goals (7.09 average per game), which is a very respectable number for such a long distance. The Maple Leafs are always a fun team, and in 58 meetings this season they've tallied 393 goals against (6.78 goals per game on average). Therefore, we suggest betting on a total over 6.5 for 2.215.
Auston Matthews is one of the current National Hockey League's strongest scorers, as he's proven season after season. He's already scored 44 goals in 55 games in the current regular season, and he's only three goals away from tying his personal best. Moreover, he's been in unbelievable form recently, posting seven goals in four previous games and not once leaving the ice without a single shot. The American has already scored in virtually every arena in the league, and Tim Hortons Field is a new challenge for him. Therefore, we suggest betting on Auston Matthews' goal for 1.80.