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Devils at Sabres 12/2/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Game Buffalo Sabres vs New Jersey Devils
Date & Time Monday December 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
KeyBank Center Buffalo, NY
Latest odds
BUF -135 Total 6
TV Channel
RSN

On Monday, the New Jersey Devils look to bounce back from a loss when they visit upstate New York to play the Buffalo Sabres. The Devils fell to 9-12-4 and 22 points following a 4-0 shutout loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday. Devils players could not put any of their 33 shots on net past Rangers goalie Alexander Georgiev. Mackenzie Blackwood made 19 saves in net for New Jersey.

Kyle Palmieri leads the Devils in goals scored with nine, while Taylor Hall is leading in assists with 17 and in points with 21. In net, MacKenzie Blackwood is 8-7-3 with goals against per game of 3.19 and saves percentage of .895. New Jersey is scoring an average of 2.56 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.48 per game.

Buffalo looks to bounce back from a loss when hosting the Devils on Monday. The Sabres fell to 12-10-5 and 29 points following a 2-1 loss in overtime to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Rasmus Ristolainen scored Buffalo’s lone goal, while Carter Hutton stopped 41 of the 43 shots he face in net for the Sabres.

Jack Eichel leads Buffalo in goals scored with 16, in assists with 19 and in points with 35. Carter Hutton is 6-5-2 with goals against per game of 2.68 and saves percentage of .912. Buffalo is scoring 2.85 goals per game while allowing 3.00 per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • New Jersey is 16-40 in its last 56 on the road
  • The OVER has cashed in 3 of the Devils last 4 versus Atlantic division opponents
  • Buffalo is 17-36 in its last 53
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Sabres last 5 played on 1 days rest
Free Pick:
New Jersey Devils +115

New Jersey is not having a strong early season but has seen success head-to-head with Buffalo. The Devils have won 6 of the last 8 played in Buffalo between the two and 12 of the last 16 overall against the Sabres. Buffalo has lost 9 of its last 10 played on Monday, 6 of its last 8 at home and 27 of the last 39 played on 1 day’s rest. Final Score Prediction, New Jersey Devils win 4-2.

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