Looking to win big? The Jets and Sabres face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Sabres are hosting the game at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY. The Jets are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference contest against the Sabres. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6 goals.


The Pick: Buffalo Sabres +1.5

This game will be played at KeyBank Center at 7:00 ET on Sunday, March 3rd.


  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Sabres to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Sabres on the moneyline (+121)
  • The Sabres are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Is a Win at Buffalo Possible for the Jets?

Currently, the Jets are 3rd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Central Division with a record of 38-16-5. On the road, Winnipeg is 17-9-3, and they have won four straight games as the favorite. In the last ten games, the Jets have gone 8-2.

So far this season, the Jets have been favored in 40 of their 59 games, and they have gone 30-7-3 in those games. Against the Western Conference, Winnipeg has a record of 23-12.

On the road, the Jets have gone 14-15 vs. the puck line, and their overall puck line record sits at 31-28. So far this season, Winnipeg has 26 wins by multiple goals and has lost by more than one goal 13 times.

Across their last ten road games, the Jets are 3-7 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.3 goals per game. In their 40 games as the favorite, Winnipeg’s scoring differential is +1.1 goals per contest.

Games involving Winnipeg have an average of 5.5 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6. In terms of their over/under performance, the Jets come in with a record of 21-31-7.

Across their three previous road games, Winnipeg has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-1 while averaging 3 goals per game.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 19th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 20th in the league. The Winnipeg offense is ranked 23rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 26th in the NHL.

Winnipeg will be looking for a good game from Kyle Connor who leads the team in scoring with 25 goals, ranking 29th in the NHL. Connor also comes into the game with 17 assists.

Defensively, the Sabres come into the season ranked 24th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.9 shots per game against Buffalo. For the season, they are ranked 9th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Laurent Brossoit has started 15 games this season. His current record stands at 9-4, and his save percentage is 0.426%.

Are the Sabres Ready for a Home Win?

At 62 points, the Sabres are 6th in the Atlantic Division and 13th in the Eastern Conference. Over their last 10 games, Buffalo has gone 7-3 and they have won two straight games as the underdog.

At home this season, the Sabres are 14-16-1, and they have gone 29-28-4 overall. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, Buffalo has a record of 17-20.

Buffalo enters the game with an overall puck line record of 33-28 and has gone 19-11 on the road this season. So far, the Sabres have 19 wins by multiple goals and have lost by more than one goal 19 times as well.

As the underdog, Buffalo has a puck line record of 26-12, including a current streak of five straight wins vs. the puck line. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin sits at .0 goals per game, and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last 10 home games.

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 24-35-2.

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

When looking at their offense, the Sabres have an average of 3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 21st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 11th in the league. Coming into the game, the Sabres have a 17-18 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-10.

The leading scorer for Buffalo’s offense is Jeff Skinner. Coming into the game he has 20 goals, ranking 62nd in the NHL. Skinner also comes into the game with 19 assists.

In terms of defense, the Sabres head into the game ranked 24th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.9 shots per game against Buffalo. So far, they are 9th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Winnipeg, goalie Eric Comrie has started eight games in this season. His current record is 1-6, and his save percentage stands at 0.361%.