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Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres 10/19/21 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Buffalo Sabres vs Vancouver Canucks Odds & Info

Game Buffalo Sabres vs Vancouver Canucks
Date & Time Tuesday October 19, 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Keybank Center Keybank Center, Buffalo, USA
Latest odds
VAN -140 ; O/U 6
TV Channel
ESPN+

On Tuesday, the Vancouver Canucks look to bounce back from a loss when visiting the Buffalo Sabres. Vancouver is 1-1-1 with three points following a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Scoring Vancouver's only goal was Conor Garland in the second period, while goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped 18 of 20 shots faced in net.

Seven players for Vancouver have scored one goal apiece, while the leader in assists is JT Miller with three and Miller is also the leader in points with four. Goalie Thatcher Demko is 1-0-1 with a goals-against average of 2.79 and a save percentage of .913. Vancouver is scoring an average of 2.33 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.00 goals per game. Vancouver’s power play is scoring 25.0% of the time and the penalty-kill unit has been successful 57.1% of the time. 

Buffalo is 2-0-0 with four points following a 2-1 shootout victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. Buffalo opened the regular season with a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. In Buffalo’s victory over Arizona, Cody Eakin scored during regulation and the Sabres won in a shootout following a scoreless overtime period. Buffalo goalie Dustin Tokarski stopped 20 of 21 shots faced in net.

Six players for Buffalo have each scored one goal, while the leader in assists is Colin Miller with two and Miller is tied with five others for the points lead with two. Craig Anderson is 1-0-0 with a goals against average of 1.00 and save percentage of .968. Buffalo is scoring an average of 3.00 goals per game and allowing an average of 1.00 goals per game. The Sabres' power play is scoring 50% of the time and the penalty-kill unit is a perfect 100%.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Vancouver is 5-13 in its last 18
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Canucks last 8 on the road
  • Buffalo is 5-0 in its last 5 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Sabres last 6 at home

Free NHL Pick:

Buffalo Sabres +120

The UNDER is a solid choice here, but the play is Buffalo. The Sabres are off to an excellent start as Buffalo is undefeated in its first two games of the regular season. The home team (Buffalo) has won 19 of the last 27 meetings between the two. Buffalo is allowing an average of only 1.00 goals per game and the Sabres are averaging 3.00 goals per game. Final Score Prediction, Buffalo Sabres win 4-2.

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