Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins look to stay when they hit the road to take on the reeling Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
Penguins vs Buffalo NHL Betting Lines & Expert Analysis
Coach Sullivan confirms that Casey DeSmith will start in net tonight vs. Buffalo.“Matt’s had a pretty heavy workload. We’re trying to watch that and keep him at his best. Casey’s been good for us.” pic.twitter.com/gbJxoxVReq— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) 14 de marzo de 2019
- When: Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET
- Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
- TV: RSN / MSGB
- Radio: Pittsburgh / Buffalo
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- NHL Odds: Pittsburgh -167/Buffalo +145 Total: 6
Why Bet On Pittsburgh?
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won two straight and five of their last seven games overall including an impressive 5-3 win over Washington on Tuesday. More importantly, a win in this contest will move the Penguins into a tie with the Islanders for second place in the Metropolitan Division. Pittsburg ranks a stellar fifth in scoring at 3.4 goals per game.
- Goals: 3.46
- Shots: 32.67
- PP/PK Percentage: 25.26
- Goals: 3.04
- Shots: 33.54
- PP/PK Percentage: 19.80
Why Bet On Buffalo?
Outside of the fact that the Buffalo Sabres are playing at home, there is no good reason to back them in this matchup. Buffalo has dropped five straight and seven of their last eight games overall including a 2-0 shutout loss against Dallas on Tuesday. The Sabres rank an uninspiring 24th in scoring (2.8 gpg).
- Goals: 2.81
- Shots: 32.67
- PP/PK Percentage: 18.54
- Goals: 3.20
- Shots: 33.07
- PP/PK Percentage: 17.68
Penguins vs Sabres NHL Betting Trends
- Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games
- Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Buffalo is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Buffalo’s last 9 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Penguins vs Sabres
The Sabres are winless in their last 4 games as an underdog and are 2-6-2 in their last 10 games overall. Pittsburgh has gone 8-2 in their last 10 trips to the KeyBank Center and they’ve got a ton to play for as they get set for the postseason.
With the favorite in this rivalry going 22-8 in the last 30 meetings, Pittsburgh is the super easy pick to cruise to the Puck Line win.
NHL Betting Pick: Penguins 5 Sabres 2