There is always the hope that the arrival of a hot young prospect via the draft will give a team a bit of a boost. The reality is that it takes more than a single player to revive the fortunes of a struggling team. Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel landed with the Oilers and Sabres, respectively, and the results have been mixed. McDavid is now out with a long term injury, while the Sabres are starting to show some real signs of life. Buffalo will welcome in the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, as they look to continue their good run of form.
Stars @ Sabres NHL Betting Game Information and Opening LinesDate/Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 7:00 PM ET Venue: First Niagara Center Opening Lines: Buffalo +140, Dallas -150(Live Streaming Option) That Buffalo defense is going to be given one of its toughest tests of the season when the Dallas Stars (14-4-0). The Stars have been an offensive powerhouse this season, and are averaging a ridiculous 3.6 goals per game, which just happens to be the best in the league. They do still have some defensive issues, though, as their 2.6 goals per game against has them in the bottom half of the defensive standings. In the last 10 games, only 1 team has been able to beat the Stars, with the Toronto Maple Leafs pulling off that difficult feat twice during that stretch. That may suggest that the Stars play down to the level of their opponent at times, which is why they will need to be at their best to overcome what should be a tight, well-organized Buffalo defense.
Sabres vs Stars Key NHL Betting Trends
- Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Buffalo
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas’s last 6 games when playing Buffalo
- Dallas is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 6 games when playing Dallas
- Buffalo is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas