Chicago Blackhawks vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 10/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+146) Sabres (-178)
KeyBank Center is the site where the Buffalo Sabres (4-3-0) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (4-3-0) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Chicago at +146 while Buffalo is sitting at -178. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 6-5 loss to the Oilers in their previous contest . Chicago earned 18 minutes in the box for this game. In addition, they had 10 power play opportunities and were able to net 2 goals. The Blackhawks had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this defeat. In the game, they converted 5 out of the 36 shots they attempted.
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In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 25 goals (11th in the league) this season and have allowed 23. For the year, they have tallied 8 points and their points percentage sits at .571. Chicago has compiled 25 power play opportunities and they have added 7 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 28.00%. While at even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 15 goals while getting 18 as an offensive unit. Chicago has attempted 183 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 13.7%. The Blackhawks thus far have had 229 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .900. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have 34 power play opportunities (4th in the league) and have come away with 8 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Alex Stalock. For his career, Stalock has 69 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .539. He has a save percentage of .909 in his 8,397 minutes in the crease. Stalock has had 4,057 shots taken against him and has amassed 3,686 saves. The opposition has notched 371 goals against Stalock in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.65. He has an overall record of 64-52-18 and he has gotten the start in 128 games. Stalock has played in 157 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last contest, Buffalo squared up with the Canadiens in a matchup where the Sabres went home in defeat by a final score of 3-2. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this outing and netted 1 out of those opportunities. The Sabres recorded 2 goals of the 45 shots on goal they tried.
Over the course of the season, the Buffalo Sabres have notched a total of 25 goals, 8 points, as well as a points percentage of .571. They have allowed 19 goals to be scored by of a combination of 14 goals at even strength and 5 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Sabres have tallied 21 goals at even strength and 4 goals (23rd in the NHL) while having a power play advantage. They have recorded 26 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 15.38%. Buffalo has put up 207 shots (27th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 12.08%, while allowing the opposition 252 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 79.17% on their opponents 24 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 92.5%.
Across the ice you are going to see Eric Comrie protecting the net. The opposition is averaging 3.12 goals per contest and he has relinquished 94 goals altogether. Comrie's quality start rate comes out to 51.7% and he has made 15 quality starts in his professional career. He was named a starter in 29 games and has accumulated 1,809 mins. Comrie has earned a lifetime mark of 15-13-1 and has been in goal for 33 games. He has a tally of 902 stops out of 996 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .906.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago (+146)
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