NHL Picks: Blackhawks vs Sabres

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Both the Sabres and the Blackhawks have faced challenges this season, yet both teams enter this match with newfound confidence following recent victories. With the Sabres enjoying home advantage, can the Blackhawks secure a win? In this NHL Picks: Blackhawks vs Sabres article, I will give you the best picks and all the information about both teams.

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  Chicago Blackhawks vs Buffalo Sabres

The Chicago Blackhawks find themselves at the bottom of the Central Division with a challenging record of 13 wins and 29 losses this season. Despite their struggles, they enter this match on a positive note after a commendable 2-1 victory over the Sharks. Offensively, the Blackhawks have faced significant hurdles, averaging a league-low 2.26 goals per game. Defensively, they’ve encountered challenges as well, allowing an average of 3.65 goals per game, ranking 29th in the NHL.

On the other hand, the Buffalo Sabres, positioned in 7th place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 19 wins and 21 losses, have had their share of difficulties this season. However, they approach this game with newfound momentum following an impressive 3-0 win over the Sharks. Currently holding a 19-21-4 record, they stand in 14th place in the Eastern Conference. Buffalo’s offensive output ranks 22nd, averaging 2.95 goals per game, while defensively, they allow an average of 3.23 goals per game, placing them at 20th in the league.

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 Chicago Blackhawks vs Buffalo Sabres
Sportsbook Chicago Blackhawks Moneyline OddsBuffalo Sabres Moneyline Odds
PowerPlay Sports+250-300
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.
Sportsbook Chicago Blackhawks Line OddsBuffalo Sabres Puck Line Odds
BetOBet(-120) +1.5(-120) -1.5
iBet(-102) +1.5(-109) -1.5
PowerPlay Sports(+100) +1.5(-125) -1.5
Odds were correct at the time of writing. Please check the specific site for the most up-to-date odds.

How the game will play out

Predicting the outcome of this match doesn’t seem overly challenging. The Chicago Blackhawks are grappling with numerous injured players, a factor that could hinder their chances of securing a victory against the Sabres on their home turf. The last encounter between these two teams in November saw the Sabres emerge triumphant with a 3-2 win. 

My pick: The Buffalo Sabres with a puck line of -1.5 at (-125) PowerPlay Sports.

Chicago Blackhawks Injury Report

  • Nick Foligno
  • Nikita Zaitsev
  • Anthony Beauvillier
  • Connor Murphy
  • Andreas Athanasiou
  • Tyler Johnson

Buffalo Sabres Injury Report

  • Mattias Samuelsson
  • Jeff Skinner


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About the Author

João Pedro Freitas

João Pedro Freitas has been working in online gambling since 2022, being the most recent addition to the team. He loves to write sports articles and likes to analyse all kinds of sports, especially soccer and UFC. João focuses on writing content and creating strategies to ensure that the team is up to date on all Canadian and American sports.