Betting on today’s Sabres and Panthers game? Catch the action at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, FL, as the Panthers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Atlantic division contest is set at 6.5 goals, with the Panthers being favored by -1.5 at home against the Sabres.

BUFFALO SABRES VS FLORIDA PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Florida Panthers -1.5

This game will be played at FLA Live Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE FLORIDA PANTHERS:

  • The Panthers enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Panthers on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Sabres (+1.5)

Can Buffalo Lock in a Road Win?

Buffalo heads into this game with a record of 27-27-4 and 58 points. In the Eastern Conference, the Sabres are 13th and 6th in the Atlantic Division. On the road, Buffalo is 14-11-3 and has won five straight games away from home. Over their last 10 games, the Sabres have gone 6-4 and have won three straight games.

As the underdog, Buffalo is 14-18-3 this season and has won two straight games when they are the underdog. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Sabres have gone 16-19 this season.

Buffalo enters the game with a puck line record of 30-28 this year, including going 5-5 over their last 10 games. So far, the Sabres have dropped 19 games by more than one goal.

When looking at just their road games, Buffalo’s puck line record sits at 17-11, and they have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games away from home. In their last three road games, the Sabres have gone just 1-2 vs. the puck line.

On average, Buffalo’s games have finished with 5.9 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 23-33-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Sabres have a straight up record of 3-0 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

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 9th in the league. This season, the Sabres are 16-18 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-9 record.

The leading scorer for Buffalo’s offense is JJ Peterka. Coming into the game he has 19 goals, ranking 62nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 18 assists so far.

Florida defense takes on the Sabres ranked 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 27.5 shots per game against Florida. They also are 10th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has started 31 games this season. His current record stands at 17-14, and his save percentage is 0.776%.

Do the Panthers Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

At home this season, the Panthers have gone 18-8-2, and they have won four straight games at home. Overall, Florida is 38-16-4, and they are 3rd in the Eastern Conference standings. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Panthers have gone 21-8.

Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 8-2, and they have won seven straight games when they are favored. For the season, Florida has been favored in 47 of their 58 games, and they have gone 33-12-2 as the favorite.

Florida comes into this game with a puck line record of 29-29 and an average scoring margin of +.9 goals per game. So far, the Panthers have 24 wins by multiple goals and have gone 20-27 against the puck line as the favorite.

At home, the Panthers have a puck line record of 10-18 and have gone 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten games at home. Overall, Florida has gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games.

The average goal total for Florida’s games is sitting at 5.7. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 20-36-2.

Although Buffalo has a straight up record of 3-0 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

On the offensive side, the Panthers are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 12th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 2nd in the league. This year, the Panthers have recorded a 27-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-2 record.

Florida’s current leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. This season, he has 39 goals, which puts him 2nd in the NHL. Reinhart also comes into the game with 28 assists.

Defensively, the Panthers are currently 29th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.5 shots per game against Florida. They also are 10th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky comes into the game having made 42 starts this season. So far, his record is 28-11 and he has a save percentage of 0.935%.