Buffalo Sabres at Carolina Hurricanes 1/8/2015 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 1/7/2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM ET
PNC Arena in Raleigh
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The Buffalo Sabres will head to the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday night to take on the Carolina Hurricanes. Buffalo took a loss in New Jersey on Tuesday night to the Devils by a score of 1-4. Carolina is in the same boat and lost their Tuesday night game against the Nashville Predators, 2-3.
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The Sabres are 15-38 in their last 53 vs. the Eastern Conference, 6-16 in their last 22 vs. Metropolitan division and 16-45 in their last 61 overall. The over is 2-0-2 in the Sabres last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 5-0-2 in Sabres last 7 road games.
The Hurricanes are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 27-56 in their last 83 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Hurricanes are 22-47 in their last 69 vs. the Atlantic Division. The under is 6-0-2 in Hurricanes last 8 games playing on 1 day rest and 3-0-1 in Hurricanes last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
In head-to-head matchups, the over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina and 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings. The Sabres are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
Buffalo Sabres are 14-27-0 Against the Spread
Buffalo Sabres are 20-14-0 against the Over/Under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
Carolina Hurricanes are 12-28-0 Against the Spread
Carolina Hurricanes are 10-24-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/21/14 LW Marcus Foligno Hand out 3 months
12/18/14 C Torrey Mitchell Lower Body out indefinitely
10/31/14 GO Matt Hackett Knee out indefinitely
01/06/15 RW Brian Gionta Upper Body "?" Thursday vs Carolina
01/06/15 RW Drew Stafford Personal "?" Thursday vs Carolina
12/15/14 C Andrej Nestrasil Upper Body out indefinitely
01/06/15 D John-Michael Liles Illness "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
Tony's Pick: Take Carolina
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