Looking to win big? The Ducks and Sabres face off at 12:30 ET on ESPN+. The Sabres are hosting the game at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Sabres as the -1.5 favorite, with the over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals.

ANAHEIM DUCKS VS BUFFALO SABRES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Buffalo Sabres -1.5

This game will be played at KeyBank Center at 12:30 ET on Monday, February 19th.

WHY BET THE BUFFALO SABRES:

  • Our projections indicate that the Sabres should come out top with a projected score of 4-2.
  • Take the Sabres on the moneyline
  • The Sabres should also cover at -1.5

Taking a Look at the Ducks Chances on the Road

On the season, the Ducks have a record of 19-33-2, which puts them in 7th place in the Pacific Division and 14th place in the Western Conference. In games against other teams in the Western Conference, Anaheim is 9-19, and when playing on the road, the Ducks have gone 11-15-1 this year.

Over their last ten games, the Ducks have gone 4-6, and in their last five games, they have a record of 2-3. In their last three games, Anaheim has gone 1-2.

On the season, the Ducks have gone 28-26 against the puck line, including 4-6 in their last ten games. In their 48 games as the underdog, the Ducks have gone 27-21 against the puck line, including a mark of 15-12 on the road.

So far this season, Anaheim’s average scoring differential sits at -0.9 goals per game, and they have 10 losses by just one goal. In their last 10 road games, the Ducks have gone 4-6 against the puck line.

For the season, Anaheim’s games have finished with an average of 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Ducks have an over/under record of 24-27-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Ducks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

On the offensive side, the Ducks are scoring an 2.6 goals per game this season, ranking 29th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 28th in the league. Coming into the game, the Ducks have a 4-13 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 14-17.

Anaheim’s leading scorer is Frank Vatrano. So far, he has 24 goals which is 26th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 18 assists so far.

The Sabres defense is currently 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.2 shots per game against Buffalo. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 7th with 4 shutouts.

Goalie John Gibson comes into the game having made 33 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-19 and he has a save percentage of 0.849%.

Will the Sabres Come Through as Home Favorites?

Buffalo enters tonight’s game with a record of 24-26-4, which has them in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. In their last ten games, the Sabres have gone 5-5, and they have won two of their last three games. At home this season, Buffalo has gone 12-15-1.

Against the rest of the Eastern Conference, the Sabres have gone 13-19, and in games where they have been favored, Buffalo has gone 11-8-1. For the season, the Sabres have been favored in 20 of their 54 games.

At home this season, Buffalo has a puck line record of 12-16 and an average scoring margin of -0.2 goals per game. So far, the Sabres have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to just six wins by one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 29-25, and they have gone 7-13 against the puck line when favored. In their last 10 home games, the Sabres have a puck line record of 6-4.

The average goal total for Buffalo’s games is sitting at 6. The average over/under line for the season is 6.5. The Sabres come in with an over/under record of 22-30-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Ducks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Sabres are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 21st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. This year, the Sabres have recorded a 15-17 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 9-9 record.

Buffalo’s current leading scorer is JJ Peterka. This season, he has 19 goals, which puts him 51st in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Peterka has 17 assists this season.

The Sabres defense is currently 25th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.2 shots per game against Buffalo. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 7th with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen gets the start and has made 27 starts this season. His record at this point is 14-13, and his save percentage is 0.736%.