Sabres Looking to Send Devils Home With Loss
There is a full slate of NHL action set to take place on Friday as the league decided to take Thanksgiving Day off. The Buffalo Sabres host the New Jersey Devils, which will be a great betting opportunity.
New Jersey has been one of the best teams in the NHL this season, and they just recently set a franchise record with 13 straight wins. The Devils are currently 16-4-0 and have been a massive surprise.
Buffalo comes into this game with an overall record of 9-11, playing better than expected this season. The Sabres have rattled off two straight wins, and they will be looking to pick up an impressive victory in this one.
The NHL betting lines have the New Jersey Devils as the Moneyline favorites at -160.
Devils Delivering on Offense
Even after an astonishing 13 straight wins, Devils head coach, Lindy Ruff, was not happy after a loss. After suffering a 2-1 loss on Wednesday, Ruff said, “I don’t like the feeling. I don’t like losing; I know it’s been a while, but you don’t want that feeling. Now you gotta get over that and get ready for your next game.”
New Jersey has been nearly unstoppable on offense this season, averaging 3.70 goals per game. The Devils are led by Jesper Bratt and his team-high 16 assists and 24 points.
The Devils have also been a good defensive team during the winning streak, as they are now just allowing 2.30 goals per game. Vitek Vanecek has gone 9-2-0 in net this season while also holding opponents to just 2.14 goals per game.
Sabres Struggling to Get Stops
The Buffalo Sabres continue to play in high-scoring games, and this team must find a way to get some stops on the defensive end. Buffalo is allowing 3.50 goals per game but has countered that by scoring 3.75 goals per game on offense.
Buffalo has killed off just 72 percent of their penalties this season, which could create some real issues in this one. The Sabres have scored on the power play 26 percent of the time, but they have to stop relying on offense to win every night.
Tage Thompson is having a huge season for the Sabres with 13 goals and 13 assists. Buffalo will need to control the puck if they want to knock off a good Devils team.
Devils vs Sabres Game Injuries
Devils vs Sabres Head-to-Head
This is the first of three games between the Devils and Sabres this season. The Devils won two of the three matchups against the Sabres a season ago.
Devils vs Sabres Game Information
- Game: Devils (16-4-0) vs Sabres (9-11-0)
- Location: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
- Day/Time: Friday, November 25, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Devils vs Sabres Live stream: NHL.TV
Devils vs Sabres Betting Lines
Devils vs Sabres Picks & Prediction
There are plenty of NHL betting online opportunities on Friday, but this should be one of the best games. New Jersey just had its long winning streak snapped, and Buffalo has been better than expected this season.
The Devils are finding plenty of offense, but the Sabres are an explosive team with the puck as well. This should be a high-scoring game, but it will be the Devils that get a late goal to take the lead.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the New Jersey Devils to win this game at -160. The Devils will keep the final score within two goals.
The New Jersey Devils are listed at -160 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Devils, you have a chance to win $63. The Buffalo Sabres are +140, offering a chance to win $140.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Devils a 61.54% chance to win, with the Sabres at 41.67%.