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New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction & Betting Tips 11/25/2023

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New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres 11/25/2023:
  • We like the Sabres on the moneyline (+147)
  • The Sabres are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Preview

The Sabres and Devils are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Devils will host the game at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

This Eastern conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Devils are favored to win at home vs. the Sabres. Check out BetCoco for New Jersey Devils – Buffalo Sabres odds

New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last ten head-to-head matchups between then Devils and Sabres have gone in favor of the Devils, putting together a record of 7-3. The last three times that the Devils have hosted the Sabres, the over/under record is 2-1 with the teams combining for an average of 7 goals. The over/under record in their last three overall matchups is 3-0.

  • Buffalo has a 1-4 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Through their last ten home games, New Jersey has an puck line record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Devils have an puck line mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. New Jersey posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • Through their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Sabres have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 0-3.

New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction

The Sabres are set to face New Jersey with a 9-9-2 record. Their track record as favorites is 4-2-0, while they maintain 5-7-2 when considered underdogs. On the road, they have gone 4-4-2 this season and are 5-5-0 at home.

On offense, the Sabres are averaging 2.8 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 25th in the league. This season, the Sabres are 5-4 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 4-5 record.

Heading into this matchup vs. New Jersey, goalie Eric Comrie has started four games in this season. His current record is 1-2, and his save percentage stands at 89.8%.

Ahead of their matchup with Buffalo, the Devils have a 8-9-1 record. Their performance when favored is 7-7-1, while they hold a 1-2-0 record as underdogs. When they have hit the road, they have a 5-4-0 record this season, and they are 3-5-1 at home.

On the offensive side, the Devils are scoring an 3.3 goals per game this season, ranking 18th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 23rd in the league. In terms of the Devils’ offense during power plays, they are 2nd in power play goals and 16th in shorthanded goals.

Goalie Vitek Vanecek comes into the game having made 12 starts this season. So far, his record is 7-5 and he has a save percentage of 88.6%.

Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Sabres to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.

New Jersey Devils vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Tips

  • We like the Sabres on the moneyline (+147)
  • The Sabres are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

New Jersey Devils Injury Report

  • Tomás Nosek – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Timo Meier – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Nico Hischier – Upper Body – Out
  • Nolan Foote – Upper Body – Out
  • Nico Daws – Hip – Out
  • Brian Halonen – Lower Body – Out

Buffalo Sabres Injury Report

  • Zemgus Girgensons – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Tage Thompson – Upper Body – Out
  • Jack Quinn – Achilles – Out

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