Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres 12/13/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 12/12/2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
First Niagara Center in Buffalo
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On Saturday, the Florida Panthers will be playing in the final game of their three-game road trip when they visit the Buffalo Sabres.
The Panthers and the Sabres have already played each other twice this year, with the Panthers winning both games. They picked up a shutout in Buffalo in the first game, then defeated them against by the score of 3-2 last Saturday.
Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo has faced Buffalo 21 times in his career, going 12-6-2 with a solid .940 save percentage and a 1.84 GAA. Center Jussi Jokinen has three goals and 12 points in his 31 games against the Sabres, while right wing Brad Boyes has been able to accumulate 17 points from his 28 career games against them.
On Thursday night, the Sabres won their second straight game when they beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 at home. They were able to win that game despite being badly outshot 45-19 by the Flames.
So far this season, the Sabres have been one of the worst defensive teams in the league by giving up around three goals per game. Their top offensive player has been center Tyler Ennis, who has notched eight goals and 12 assists in 29 games this season. Netminder Jhonas Enroth has only been able to win eight of his 19 games this year and has a .919 save percentage.
Florida Panthers Betting Trends
Florida Panthers are 11-15-0 Against the Spread
Florida Panthers are 9-11-0 against the Over/Under
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
Buffalo Sabres are 11-18-0 Against the Spread
Buffalo Sabres are 10-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/12/14 D Aaron Ekblad Lower Body is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Detroit
12/12/14 LW Shawn Thornton Groin "?" Friday vs. Detroit
12/11/14 C Aleksander Barkov Hand out indefinitely
12/11/14 LW Scottie Upshall Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Detroit
12/09/14 C Derek MacKenzie Flu "?" Friday vs Detroit
12/11/14 D Tyson Strachan Lower Body out indefinitely
12/11/14 D Andrej Meszaros Concussion "?" Saturday vs Florida
12/11/14 C Cody McCormick Lower Body injured last game, "?" Saturday vs Florida
10/31/14 GO Matt Hackett Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo
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