Ice Hockey. NHL
Stadium: KeyBank Center (Buffalo)
In another NHL game of the day, Buffalo, which has just beat Edmonton, will take on Toronto. Will the Sabres be able to shut out a second Canadian team in a row? We'll pick a few options to bet on.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Buffalo snapped a losing streak
The Sabres stopped the Western Conference leader Edmonton Oilers in regulation time. 3-2 - Dylan Cozens' two goals at the end of the second period were decisive. It is clear that much of the credit for Buffalo's win belongs to Boston, against whom the Oilers had wasted too much effort the day before, but the Blades should still be given credit. Don Granato's team played a very high-quality game, withstanding the resistance of a powerful opponent.
In addition, the win over the Oilers was the first for Buffalo in November - a losing streak reached five games in a row. Can the success inspire the Sabres now and will they go the distance of the championship with more confidence? The meeting with Toronto is going to answer some of the questions.
Toronto struggled with Calgary but won
For the Maple Leafs, like Buffalo, the upcoming meeting is a back-to-back. In the first game of the doubleheader, Sheldon Keefe's team suffered a long time at home against Calgary. The Flames, who lost a lot of games recently, played very carefully, allowed little at their goal, and eventually managed to open the score in the third period. Fortunately for Toronto, the Flames then ran out of strength, and the Leafs themselves had William Nylander. The performer of the double-double against Philadelphia didn't score himself this time but assisted Ondrej Kase. 1-1, overtime, and Auston Matthews, last season's top scorer, gave the Leafs the win, their seventh in the last eight games.
- Buffalo: Craig Anderson, Henri Jokiharju, Casey Mittelstadt, Alex Tuch will not play. Will Butcher, Victor Olofsson are questionable;
- Toronto: Ilya Mikheyev, Petr Mrazek will not play.
Buffalo has beaten Toronto in 3 straight home games.
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams had extremely tiring games the day before. But while Buffalo will fight at home for the second time in a row, Toronto still has to travel from Canada to the United States, which is an extra waste of energy. After Edmonton, the Sabres can expect to be successful against the Maple Leafs as well. Another factor in the Sabres' favor is that it won't be Jack Campbell in Toronto's goalie slot. Sheldon Keefe simply does not have a worthy replacement at his disposal.
Prediction: Buffalo will score for the second day in a row.
- Buffalo Not To Lose for 1.83;
- Buffalo To Win for 2.48;
- Buffalo To Win + Total Over (6.5) for 7.80.