Stadium: KeyBank Center (Buffalo)
Buffalo showed good hockey against the New York Rangers but still lost. Now the Sabres will face Columbus on their home ice. Will the Sabres score points this time? Let’s pick a few options to bet on at once.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Buffalo lost in a very upsetting way
Buffalo faced the New York Rangers in the previous game at Madison Square Garden and was very close to a tie in regulation time. The game was decided a second before the final buzzer. The game-winning goal came from Ryan Lindgren. Don Granato’s team lost by a horrible margin, 4-5.
For the game against Columbus, Buffalo are in 6th place in the Atlantic Division, ahead of Montreal and Ottawa. The Sabres are only six points away from the top 4.
For Columbus, the road trip continues
The matchup with Buffalo will be Brad Larsen’s team’s 3rd straight away from home. First, the Blue Jackets only managed a 5-4 defeat of the season’s top underdog, Arizona, outside of regulation time. Then they couldn’t hold on in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won 3-2, although Columbus had already taken a 2-0 lead midway through the first period.
The Blue Jackets had nine wins in 15 games, but only 4 of those were in regulation time. Along with Philae, New Jersey, and Pittsburgh, the Ohio team are the top three from Washington, the Rangers, and Carolina in the Capital One table.
Expert Betting Tips
Buffalo have a back-to-back, which automatically makes them favourites with Columbus, who have had an extra day of rest. Except that the Blue Jackets will be playing their third away game in a row, also after a tough encounter in Vegas. Columbus as a whole are not a formidable team to be considered the clear favorite in an away game, albeit against one of the league’s outsiders.
The prediction is that Columbus will not lose for sure, but things can end outside of regulation time. In addition, we take Over, as the teams have completely forgotten what the defence is lately.
- Total Over 5.5 for 1.80;
- X in regulation time for 4.20;
- Correct score 3-3 for 12.00.