When the Winnipeg Jets take on the Buffalo Sabres, two of the NHL’s most profitable outfits can further increase their winnings. The NHL odds favor the Jets, who are 17-6-0 at home and over $700 up if backers wagered $100 on each of their home games. On the other hand, Buffalo is the third-most lucrative visitor with a 14-7-1 record.
Sabres’ Offense Makes Them a Threat
The Sabres have an elite offense, which keeps this team potent on the online sports betting lines. Buffalo scores over 3.8 goals per road game, the fifth-best average in the NHL. The team is +13 in goal differential despite getting outshot on average (29.3 versus 34.0).
Buffalo is 10-4-0 when getting outshot as a visitor. The team starts fast and is +18 in the first two periods of a road game. While the team slows down in the third, as displayed in a win against St. Louis, the Sabres can quickly build a lead when it gets going.
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The Sabres’ 13% shooting accuracy is the second-best in the NHL. This is how Buffalo has outscored opponents; it has 13 more goals than its expected goals metric. Maybe some of it is luck, but at this point in the season, just accept that Buffalo knows how to score.
Jets Cruising at Home
Typically, hosts get shorter betting lines hence why only the best of the best -like Boston or Tampa Bay- are top home teams on the moneyline. The Jets might be beat after a five-game road trip, but they should be relieved to return home.
The Jets are rarely large favorites, even at home. However, Rick Bowness has this team playing much better than most prognosticators expected. Winnipeg already has 63 points in 49 games, a mark that took over 60 games to achieve last season.
The improved productivity on defense, along with goaltender Connor Hellebuyck’s return to form, carry the team. As a result, the Jets are second among hosts in PDO when factoring in shooting percentage (10.8%) and save percentage (92.5%). That makes the team easy to bet online.
Sabres vs Jets Game Injuries
Sabres vs Jets Head-to-Head
Winnipeg is 14-6 on the moneyline in its last 20 games against Buffalo. The total went under in six of their last seven games. In fact, the total has gone under in 15 of Winnipeg’s 23 home games this season.
Sabres vs Jets Game Information
- Game: Sabres (25-19-3) vs Jets (31-17-1)
- Day/Time: Thursday, Jan. 26th, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, MB
- Sabres vs Jets Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Sabres vs Jets Betting Lines
Sabres vs Jets Picks & Prediction
The Sabres will be a dangerous underdog here, especially if they start faster than the Jets. However, Winnipeg also has experience coming from behind. The Jets are 7-4-0 when they give up the first goal at home and are +25 in goal differential in the second and third periods combined. They will extend their home streak to six straight wins.
Winnipeg is listed at -190 in our NHL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Jets, you have a chance to win $53. Buffalo is +165, offering a chance to win $165 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Winnipeg a 65.52% chance to win, with the Sabres at 37.74%.