Betting on today’s Sabres and Ducks game? Catch the action at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, as the Ducks hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Sabres come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 6.5 goals.

BUFFALO SABRES VS ANAHEIM DUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Anaheim Ducks +1.5

This game will be played at Honda Center at 10:00 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.

WHY BET THE ANAHEIM DUCKS:

  • With a 1.5 goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Sabres to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Sabres on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Ducks (+1.5)

Do the Sabres Have What it Takes in Anaheim?

On the season, Buffalo has a record of 20-22-4, which puts them in 7th place in the Atlantic Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference. On the road, the Sabres are 9-10-3 and have won two straight games away from home. When favored, Buffalo has gone 10-6-1 this year.

Over their last ten games, the Sabres have gone 6-4 and have won three straight games when favored. Against the Eastern Conference, Buffalo has gone 13-18 on the year, and they have gone 7-7 against Atlantic Division opponents.

Buffalo comes into this game with a puck line record of 24-22 and an average scoring margin of -0.3 goals per game. So far, they have been favored in 17 games and have gone 6-11 against the puck line in those contests.

So far, the Sabres have 15 wins by multiple goals and have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten road games. This season, Buffalo’s average scoring margin on the road is also -0.3 goals per game.

On average, Buffalo’s games have finished with 6.1 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.5. In total, the Sabres come in with an over/under record of 19-26-1.

Buffalo has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On offense, the Sabres are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 23rd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. The Buffalo offense is ranked 28th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 21st in the NHL.

Buffalo’s current leading scorer is Jeff Skinner. This season, he has 17 goals, which puts him 46th in the NHL. Skinner also comes into the game with 16 assists.

Entering the game, the Ducks’ defense ranks 25th in takeaways, averaging 6.1 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 7th in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.3 goals per game.

Entering the game, goalie Devon Levi has started 18 games this season. His current record stands at 8-7, and his save percentage is 0.592%.

Does Anaheim Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

At home this season, the Ducks have gone 6-17-1 and have lost three straight games. In the Western Conference, Anaheim is in 14th place and 7th in the Pacific Division. Overall, the Ducks are 15-30-1 and have gone 2-8 in their last ten games. As the underdog, Anaheim has lost two straight games and has gone 14-26-1 this season when not favored.

In the Western Conference, the Ducks have gone 7-17 and 3-8 against Pacific Division opponents. This season, Anaheim has been the underdog in 41 of their 46 games and has lost four straight games when favored. Over their last three games, the Ducks are 0-3 and have gone 1-4 in their last five games.

So far this season, the Ducks have a puck line record of 24-22, including going 12-12 at home. In their 41 games as the underdog, Anaheim has a puck line record of 23-18.

Coming into this game, the Ducks have an average scoring margin of -1.0 goals per game. In their last ten games, their puck line record is 4-6.

For the season, Anaheim’s games have finished with an average of 6 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.3. Overall, the Ducks have an over/under record of 21-23-2.

Buffalo has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Ducks come in averaging 2.5 goals per game this season, which is 29th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. In terms of the Ducks’ offense during power plays, they are 21st in power play goals and 11th in shorthanded goals.

Anaheim’s current leading scorer is Frank Vatrano. This season, he has 21 goals, which puts him 24th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Vatrano has 12 assists this season.

The Ducks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 25th in takeaways and an average of 6.1 takeaways per contest. They hold 7th place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.3 goals given up per game.

Goalie John Gibson gets the start and has made 28 starts this season. His record at this point is 8-19, and his save percentage is 0.845%.