Stars vs Sabres NHL Betting Lines, Predictions & Analysis

Stars vs Sabres NHL Betting Lines, Predictions & Analysis

Written by on March 12, 2019

The Stars travel to Buffalo to battle the Sabres in a game the oddsmakers and handicappers believe Dallas should win. The Stars have played very well in recent weeks. But, winning away games in the NHL isn’t easy. Will Dallas pull off the road victory? Or, will Buffalo step it up at home?

Stars vs Sabres NHL Betting Lines, Predictions & Analysis

  • When: Tuesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm ET
  • Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Radio: Dallas / Buffalo
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Dallas -135, Buffalo +115
  • Over/Under Total Odds: O 5 ½ +105, U 5 ½ -125
  • Puck Line Odds: Dallas -1 ½, +195, Buffalo +1 ½, -245

Why Dallas Stars are a good bet -135?

The Dallas Stars have been hot. Dallas has won 4-of-5 and right now look like one of the better teams in NHL. One of the wins was downright breathtaking as Dallas stunned St. Louis on the road 4-1.

The Stars only allow 2.5 goals per match. That ranks third in NHL. If Dallas can get a goal or two early, this one could be over because the Stars’ blue line will do the rest.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.6
  • Shots For: 29.9
  • Power Plays: 19.5%
  • Face-Offs: 51.7%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.5
  • Shots Against: 31.7
  • Penalty Kills: 82.2%
  • Shutouts: 6

Why Buffalo Sabres are a good bet +115?

Are the Sabres a safe bet on Tuesday night's NHL odds?

The Buffalo Sabres played well earlier in the season, but they aren’t playing well now. The Sabres haven’t stepped it up in most every game they’ve played. The one game they did step it up in their last 5, though, was against the very good Pittsburgh Penguins.

In that match, Buffalo pushed Pittsburgh to overtime. Then, the Sabres beat them. Buffalo’s not a lock to beat Dallas, but their relatively healthy and get Jack Eichel back after he sat out Saturday’s game. If Eichel can get it going, Buffalo will have a shot at the upset win.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.8
  • Shots For: 32.9
  • Power Plays: 18.9%
  • Face-Offs: 48.6%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.2
  • Shots Against: 33
  • Penalty Kills: 83%
  • Shutouts: 2

NHL Betting Trends for Stars vs Sabres

  • Dallas is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Dallas is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Dallas’s last 6 games
  • Buffalo is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Buffalo is 1-6 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Buffalo’s last 8 games

Stars vs Sabres Final NHL Betting Analysis

The Sabres are playing like they’ve hit a brick wall. Before the all-star break, Buffalo had an outside shot of getting into the top 4 in the deep Atlantic Division. The Sabres are 30-29-6-3 now, though.

They’ve lost 4 in a row and 6-of-7. It’s hard to see Buffalo picking it up enough to get the win over the Stars on Tuesday night. If this game happened at Dallas, the Stars might be close to -200 favorites. Dallas should do enough for the straight up win.

NHL Betting Pick: Dallas -135

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