Sabres vs Penguins Pro Hockey Odds Preview

Posted by Henry Watkins on March 28, 2016 in

When you have a season as long as what you get in the NHL, it’s often how you finish it that is more important than how it begins. Teams that come flying out of the gate, such as the Montreal Canadiens, find it impossible to maintain the pace, while those who struggled at the start sometimes find a way to fit the pieces together as the season wears on. The Pittsburgh Penguins are very much in that category, and have become a team that no-one wants to face in the playoffs. They are well ahead of where they were at just a couple of months ago, when they weren’t scoring, and people were asking what was wrong with their star players. No-one is asking those questions anymore, though, as the Penguins are very much rolling right now. Pittsburgh will host the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, and you can wager on the game by visiting the NHL betting page.

How To Bet The Buffalo Vs Pittsburgh NHL Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, March 29 at 7 PM EST
Where: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh
Radio: Sabres and Penguins
Live Stream: MSG-B

Why bet on the Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres (31-34-10) have already been officially eliminated from the playoffs, but this has been a pretty decent season for them. Expectations were very low indeed, but it’s fair to say that this team has been competitive on most nights, thanks in large part to rookie Jack Eichel being essentially as advertised. We always knew that this team was in a rebuilding phase, and it looks to me as though they may be a little ahead of schedule. The Sabres are coming into this one having just delivered back to back wins, and they are not a team that anyone can take lightly, as they always seem to find a way to hang around and keep things close. Buffalo are averaging 2.4 GPG, and are giving up 2.6 GPG.

Why bet on the Pittsburgh Penguins

There have been few teams hotter than the Pittsburgh Penguins (42-25-8) over the past few weeks, and their 8-2-0 record in the past 10 games has seen them pull to within 3 points of the New York Rangers for second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Penguins offense has come to life in a big, big way after struggling in the early part of the season, and this team is now routinely making a habit of blowing their opponents out. They have won 3 of their last 4 games, and have scored 16 goals during that run, which is all the more impressive when you see that they endured a shutout loss in the lone defeat to the New Jersey Devils. This is a team to really keep an eye on heading into the playoffs. The Penguins are averaging 2.8 GPG, and are giving up 2.4 GPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Pittsburgh Penguins have 8 straight wins against the Sabres heading into this one, and it’s tough to see that streak being brought to an end, especially given how well Pittsburgh are playing at the moment.

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