The Stars and Sabres are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Sabres will host the game at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY. The Stars are the -1.5 goal favorites in this non-conference matchup against Sabres. The over/under for the game is set at 6.5 goals.

DALLAS STARS VS BUFFALO SABRES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Buffalo Sabres +1.5

This game will be played at KeyBank Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE BUFFALO SABRES:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Sabres winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Sabres on the moneyline (+125)
  • The Sabres are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Stars Lock in a Road Win?

With a record of 30-13-6, the Dallas Stars come into tonight’s game in 2nd place in the Central Division and 3rd in the Western Conference. Over their last ten games, the Stars have gone 7-3, and they have won three straight games.

On the road this season, Dallas has gone 14-5-4, and they have been favored in 45 of their 49 games. As the favorite, the Stars have gone 28-12-5, and they have won four straight games when favored.

On the road, the Stars have gone 11-12 vs. the puck line this season, and they are just 4-6 vs. the puck line in their last 10 road games. Overall, Dallas has gone 18-31 vs. the puck line, including losing their last three games vs. the puck line.

When favored, the Stars have gone just 14-31 vs. the puck line, and they have dropped three straight games when favored vs. the puck line. This season, Dallas has 16 one-goal wins compared to 14 wins by multiple goals.

This season, Dallas’ games have an average of 6.8 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Stars come in with an over/under performance of 31-17-1.

Dallas has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

The Stars come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 3rd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 15th in the league. In terms of the Stars’ offense during power plays, they are 18th in power play goals and 1st in shorthanded goals.

The leading scorer for Dallas’ offense is Roope Hintz. Coming into the game he has 22 goals, ranking 24th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hintz has 25 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Sabres head into the game ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.1 shots per game against Buffalo. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Buffalo, goalie Scott Wedgewood has started 21 games in this season. His current record is 13-4, and his save percentage stands at 0.67%.

Can the Buffalo Offense Score Enough at Home?

Buffalo comes into today’s game with a record of 22-23-4, which puts them in 6th place in the Atlantic Division and 13th in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, the Sabres are 6-4, and they have won two straight games. At home this season, Buffalo is 11-12-1.

As the underdog, the Sabres have gone 11-16-3 in 30 games this year and 3-2 in their last five games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Buffalo’s record is 13-18.

Buffalo enters this game with a puck line record of 26-23 and an average scoring margin of -0.2 goals per game. So far, they have 17 wins by multiple goals compared to just five wins by one goal.

As the underdog, the Sabres have a puck line record of 19-11, and their average scoring margin in those games is -0.5 goals per contest. In their last 10 games at home, Buffalo’s puck line record sits at 5-5.

Games involving Buffalo have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.5. In terms of their over/under performance, the Sabres come in with a record of 21-26-2.

Dallas has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

The Sabres come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 19th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 12th in the league. The Buffalo offense is ranked 30th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 22nd in the NHL.

Buffalo’s current leading scorer is JJ Peterka. This season, he has 18 goals, which puts him 47th in the NHL. Peterka also comes into the game with 16 assists.

Buffalo defense takes on the Stars ranked 23rd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.1 shots per game against Buffalo. They also are 11th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen gets the start and has made 23 starts this season. His record at this point is 12-11, and his save percentage is 0.709%.