St. Louis Blues (10-8) vs. Buffalo Sabers (8-11)
November 23, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Buffalo Sabers +140 / St. Louis Blues -172; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Buffalo Sabers and St. Louis Blues do battle Wednesday night in an NHL showdown at the KeyBank Center. The St. Louis Blues have won 7 straight games. The Buffalo Sabers have lost 8 of their last 9 games.
The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Kyrou leads St. Louis with 6 goals, Robert Thomas has 12 assists, and Justin Faulk has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 69.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 37 goals on 419 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has given up 17 goals on 180 shots.
The Buffalo Sabers are averaging 3.44 goals per game and are scoring on 23.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Tage Thompson leads Buffalo with 12 goals, Rasmus Dahlin has 13 assists and Jeff Skinner has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabers are allowing 3.67 goals per game and are killing 70.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Eric Comrie has given up 38 goals on 336 shots faced, and Craig Anderson has given up 18 goals on 201 shots.
The Blues are 16-7 in their last 23 road games and 7-0 in their last 7 overall. The Sabers are 49-117 in their last 166 games played on 0 days rest and 0-8 in their last 8 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Blue’s last 5 road games. The over is 8-3 in the Sabres’ last 11 overall. The Blues are 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Buffalo and 23-5 in the last 28 meetings. The favorite is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues look like a team that’s found their footing with 7 straight wins, and now they run into a Sabers team that they’ve owned over the years. The Buffalo Sabers won last night, but they’ve been free-falling over the last two weeks, and being on the end of a back to back doesn’t help them here. There’s no reason why the St. Louis Blues don’t win this game, and I’ll lay the PL for max betting value.
Randy Chambers’s Free Pick:
St. Louis Blues -1.5