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Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins 12/17/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Buffalo Sabres Odds & Info

Game Pittsburgh Penguins vs Buffalo Sabres
Date & Time Friday December 17, 2021, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ppg Paints Arena Ppg Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, USA
Latest odds
PIT -278 ; O/U 5.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins remain on their home ice Friday and will host the Buffalo Sabres. The Penguins are 15-8-5 on the season and sit 4th in the Metropolitan division. Pittsburgh is riding a five game win streak and have won seven of their last ten games. The Penguins are 7-5-2 on their home ice. 

Tristan Jarry will make his 23rd start in the net for the Penguins. Jarry is 13-5-4 on the season with three shutouts. Jarry has allowed 43 goals and carries a .934 save percentage. The Pittsburgh Penguins average 35 shots on goal which ranks 5th best in the NHL. 

The Buffalo Sabres remain on the road after beating the Jets 4-2 in Winnipeg on Tuesday. Buffalo is 9-15-4 on the year and they sit 6th in the Atlantic division. The Sabres have won just two of their last ten games and are 3-7-2 on the road. 

Malcolm Subban will make the start in goal for Buffalo.  Subban was taken off the injured reserve yesterday. Subban is 0-1 on the season with 6 goals allowed. Buffalo is allowing an average of 3.5 goals per game which ranks 28th in the league.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Sabres are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Pittsburgh.
  • Home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
  • Penguins are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games.

Free NHL Pick:

Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 goals

The Buffalo Sabres are caught in a tough spot on Friday as they will be playing two road games on back to back nights. The Penguins are looking to try to win their sixth straight game. Buffalo will start Malcolm Subban in the goal which is a tough game to come back to at Pittsburgh. Lay the -1.5 goals with the Penguins at home. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Penguins win and cover ATS 4-1. 

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