Buffalo Sabres at New Jersey Devils odds, picks and prediction
The Buffalo Sabres (5-8-2) visit the New Jersey Devils (6-5-2) in a Tuesday night (7 p.m. ET) game at the Prudential Center. Below, we analyze the Sabres-Devils NHL odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
Sabres at Devils: Odds, spread and lines
- Money line : Sabres +120 (bet $100 to win $110) | Devils -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS : Sabres +1.5 (-250) | Devils -1.5 (+190)
- Over/Under : 5.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
Sabres at Devils: Projected starting goalies
Carter Hutton (1-4-0, .898 SV%, 2.85 GAA) vs. Mackenzie Blackwood (4-1-1, .938 SV%, 2.12 GAA)
Hutton last played on Feb. 16, stopping 21-of-23 shots against the Islanders. The Sabres were on a COVID-induced hiatus for the first two weeks of February; the 35-year-old netminder has appeared in just one game since Jan. 31.
Blackwood sees a lot of shots behind a Devils defense yielding 32.8 shots per game. And he's been stopping a lot. The 24-year-old has held foes to two goals or less in four of his six starts this winter. Blackwood stopped 26-of-29 against these Sabres on Saturday; one of his three goals allowed was a power-play marker. The third-year NHL'er owns a .955 SV% in 5-on-5 play.
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Sabres at Devils: Odds, lines, predictions and picks
New Jersey 3, Buffalo 2
Money line (ML)
The Sabres played Monday night (3-2 loss to the Islanders); the Devils head into this home game off one day of rest. Buffalo is 1-4 since returning to action on Feb. 15. Puck analytics over those five games have been solid (50.5% Fenwick-for); the Sabre penalty kill has not (60%).
The Devils have lost two straight after winning three in a row from Jan. 31-Feb. 18 (New Jersey was also off the first two weeks of this month). New Jersey fell to Buffalo, 3-2, two games back (Feb. 20) and is 1-1-1 against the Sabres this season.
Corsi figures point out a decent amount of ice tilt toward the Devils in the three previous meetings. TAKE NEW JERSEY (-145).
Against the spread (ATS)
PASS on the juice-filled tags here.
Mixed signals and some small samples color the analysis on the total. The lean is slightly toward the Under if that price gets back to +100 where it stood early Tuesday morning.
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