Devils at Sabres 1/8/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

By: Mike |

Last Updated: 08/08/2019 at 9:05 AM ET

The New Jersey Devils have quite a few struggles on the season, but the Devils in the last 5 games have been able to pick up 3 wins and only two losses. However, the main reason the Devils were able to get those wins were the teams they were playing are not that good of a team and that is definitely going to help a struggling team out when you are playing against a team of the same caiber.

The Devils on the year have been able to score a total of 2.95 goals a game, but the defense for the Devils has allowed 3.29 goals a game. The defense for the Devils has managed to kill off 85.2% of the opponents power plays. The offense for the Devils has managed to convert at 18.9%. The Buffalo Sabres have been able to battle back to 4th place in the Atlantic Division for now, but the team is only a single point ahead of the Canadiens. That is going to make this one of those games the Sabres are going to want to win if they want to remain competitive on the year and have a chance to pull out a major victory in the game here.

The Sabres on the year have been able to convert at a clip of 2.79 goals a game. The defense for the Sabres is giving up only 2.83 goals a game so far per game. The offense has been able to convert on the power play at a rate of 18.6%, but the defense has killed off 83.6%.

The Sabres have been able to play really well on the season, but the Sabres have not really been able to play at the same level they started the year off at. However, the Devils have been very consistent lately and that is not a good thing because the Devils have been having a lot of trouble scoring on the season and that will continue in this game here against a good Sabres defense, but what is worse the Devils defense will have even more issues with the Sabres offense. Final Score Prediction, Buffalo Sabres win 4-2.

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