Buffalo Sabres vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 10/18/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+205) Oilers (-250)
The Edmonton Oilers host the Buffalo Sabres at Rogers Place on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Buffalo at +205 while Edmonton is opening at -250. The total is set at 6.
The Buffalo Sabres will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-3 loss against the Panthers in their previous game. Buffalo earned 16 penalty minutes in this game. The Sabres had a middle of the road offensive output in the defeat. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities but didn't convert them into a score. In the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 27 shots they attempted.
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While at even strength, the Sabres have given up 3 goals while earning 7 on offense. Buffalo Sabres opponents have tallied 10 power play opportunities (11th in the league) and have come away with 2 goals in those attempts. In the matter of scoring goals, the Buffalo Sabres have racked up 7 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) this year and have conceded 5. Buffalo has attempted 63 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 11.1%. For the year, they have 2 points and their points percentage comes in at .500. The Sabres have seen 73 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .932. Buffalo has accumulated 8 power play opportunities and they have scored 0 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 0.00%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Craig Anderson. The opposition has been able to score 1,841 goals versus Anderson in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.85. Anderson has been in net for 684 games during his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .912 in his 38,798 minutes guarding the cage. He has earned a mark of 309-264-71 and he has started in 598 games. Over the course of his pro career, Anderson has accrued 319 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .533. Anderson has seen 20,975 shots against him and has gathered 19,134 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, Edmonton faced the Flames in an outing where the Oilers took the defeat by a mark of 4-3. The Oilers scored 3 goals of the 29 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and tallied 1 out of those attempts.
Edmonton has tried 54 shots (27th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 14.81%, while allowing the opposition 78 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 83.33% on their opponents 12 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.0%. They have a tally of 8 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 50.00%. The Oilers have earned 4 goals at even strength and 4 goals (4th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 7 goals to be scored by way of 5 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Edmonton Oilers have notched a total of 8 goals, 2 points, and a points percentage of .500.
Across the ice you will find Jack Campbell patrolling the crease. He has compiled 3,538 saves out of the 3,865 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .915. Campbell has a career record of 72-40-14 and has participated in 137 games. He has been a starter 127 games and has been on the ice for 7,656 mins. Campbell's quality start rate comes in at 55.9% and he has earned 71 quality starts in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.56 goals per contest and he has relinquished 327 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton (-250)
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