Sabres vs Panthers Picks and Prediction – 4/13/2024

By: Jeremy O’Quinn |

Last Updated: 04/12/2024 at 10:02 PM ET

Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers 04/13/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/13/2024, 9:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: FLA -225 ; O/U 6

The Buffalo Sabres are heading to Amerant Bank on Saturday, where they will take on the Florida Panthers. Get the rest of our free NHL picks here! Buffalo has put together a 38-37-5 record which places them sixth in the Atlantic. After suffering two straight losses, the Sabres bounced back with a 4-2 win over Washington on Thursday.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen is expected to be Buffalo’s starting goaltender in this game, he’s posted a 2.56 goals against average to go along with his 27-22-3 record. Alex Tuch leads the Sabres with 59 points through 73 games, while Tage Thompson has buried a team-leading 29 goals. Buffalo is scoring just 2.98 goals a game, while giving up 2.98 defensively.

The Panthers now sit 1 point behind the Bruins for the top seed in the Atlantic, posting a 50-24-6 record. Florida has won two consecutive games, most recently defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Thursday. Sergei Bobrovsky earned the 25 save shutout in this game, while Sam Reinhart scored his 54th goal of the year.

Sergei Bobrovsky will be the Panthers’ starting goaltender on Saturday, he comes into this game with a 2.38 goals against average to go along with his 35-17-4 record. Sam Reinhart continues his phenomenal season, he’s leading Florida with 54 goals and 91 points through 80 games. Florida is scoring 3.21 goals per game, while allowing just 2.43 on the defensive end (1st in NHL).

Our Free NHL Pick for Florida Panthers vs Buffalo Sabres

If all goes right for the Panthers, they can end up as the first seed in the Atlantic however, they’ll need a win on Saturday. Buffalo has been very disappointing this season, as their “young core” can’t quite seem to figure it out. Expect the Panthers to win this game with ease. Final score prediction, Panthers win and cover the puck line 4-1.

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