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winnipeg jets vs buffalo sabres prediction 11/17/2023 sport preview

Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction & Betting Tips 11/17/2023

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Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres 11/17/2023:
  • We like the Sabres on the moneyline (+144)
  • The Sabres are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres Preview

Betting on today’s Sabres and Jets game? Catch the action at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, MB, as the Jets hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+.

This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Jets are favored to win at home vs. the Sabres. Check out BetCoco for Winnipeg Jets – Buffalo Sabres odds

Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Jets are averaging 3 goals per game, compared to the Sabres at 2. These figures have led to Winnipeg posting a record of 2-1.

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Buffalo has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, Winnipeg has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Winnipeg has an puck line mark of 3-7 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Sabres have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 2-8.

Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction

Before their matchup against Winnipeg, the Sabres arrive with a 7-8-1 record. They hold a 3-2-0 record when considered the favorites and 4-6-1 when seen as the underdogs. When they have hit the road, they have a 3-3-1 record this season, and they are 4-5-0 at home.

The Sabres come into the game scoring an average of 2.9 goals per game, putting them 22nd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 22nd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Sabres offense is 29th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 13th in the NHL.

Goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen comes into the game having made six starts this season. So far, his record is 3-3 and he has a save percentage of 91%.

Coming into their game vs. Buffalo, the Jets are 8-5-2. They are 7-2-1 when favored and 1-3-1 as the underdog. On the road this season, they have a 4-2-1 record, while they are 4-3-1 in their games at home.

When looking at their offense, the Jets have an average of 3.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. The Jets went 5-4 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 3-1.

Heading into this matchup vs. Buffalo, goalie Connor Hellebuyck has started 12 games in this season. His current record is 7-4, and his save percentage stands at 89.4%.

Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Sabres.

Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Tips

  • We like the Sabres on the moneyline (+144)
  • The Sabres are also our pick on the spread at +1.5
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Winnipeg Jets Injury Report

  • Gabriel Vilardi – Knee – Out
  • Rasmus Kupari – Shoulder – Out
  • Ville Heinola – Ankle – Out

Buffalo Sabres Injury Report

  • Eric Comrie – Lower Body – Out
  • Alex Tuch – Upper Body – Probable
  • Jordan Greenway – Undisclosed – Questionable
  • Tage Thompson – Upper Body – Out
  • Henri Jokiharju – Illness – Questionable
  • Jack Quinn – Achilles – Out
  • Zach Benson – Lower Body – Out

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