Buffalo Sabres at Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Hockey: Thursday March 7, 2019, 8:30 PM (United Center)
Moneyline: Chicago -129 / Buffalo +107
ESPN NHL Pick Buffalo Sabres vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Tonight’s NHL action pits the Sabres against the Backhawks at the United Center arena.
The Sabres come into this game on the back of a poor run. They are on a two game losing streak and have won just one game from their last five encounters.Their latest loss came at home against the Edmonton Oilers who beat them 4-3 at home. The Sabres sit at the fifth spot in the Atlantic Division with 68pts and are tied with the Panthers in terms of points. The Canadeins who are placed fourth in the division sit eleven points ahead of the Sabtres at 79pts. The Sabres will need a miracle if they are to overcome this gap. Sabres are 2-8 in their last 10 overall and are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a favorite. Buffalo is 1-5 in their last 6 vs. teams from the Western Conference.
The Blackhawks similar to the Sabres have lost four of their last five games, and are on a two game losing streak as well. Their latest loss came against the Sharks who beat them 5-2 on the road. Adding to the woes of the Blackhawks, goalie Cam Ward who was injured in the previous encounter is set to miss action for at-least 7-10 days. Chicago sits at the bottom of the Central Division with 63pts and are one of the lowest placed teams this season. Even the Avalanche who sit above them are a good seven points ahead of them. Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite and are also 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic. Chicago is 7-2 in their last 9 vs. teams from the Eastern Conference.
NHL Trends by Cover The Spread 365
Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 5 games
Buffalo is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Buffalo is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Chicago’s last 15 games
Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
ESPN NHL Pick Chicago Blackhawks vs Buffalo Sabres
This is a tough one as both teams have performed in a similar manner of late. So betting on the over seems to be the way to go here as both these teams have been over machines of late. Going by the Statistics the Blackhawks might have a slight advantage as the Sabers record playing at Chicago is abysmal and for this reason I feel the Blackhawks might stand a chance here. Expect the Blackhawks to take this one.
Pick: Chicago Blackhawks -129