Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 2/10/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (-110) Sabres (-110)
The Columbus Blue Jackets (21-22-1) are hitting the road to KeyBank Center on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the Buffalo Sabres (14-24-7). The odds on this game have the Blue Jackets at -110 and the Sabres are sitting at -110. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets had a good night with a 5-4 victory against the Capitals in the last game they played. Columbus compiled 6 penalty mins in this contest. The Blue Jackets had a impressive offensive output in this victory. They also had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 2 goals. For the game, they earned a goal on 5 of the 26 shots they attempted.
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In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Columbus Blue Jackets have earned 138 goals (14th in pro hockey) for the year and have given up 162. For the season, they have tallied 43 points and their points % is .489. Columbus is sitting with 111 power play chances and they have notched 18 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 16.22%. At even strength, the Blue Jackets have surrendered 136 goals while earning 120 themselves. Columbus has tried 1,293 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.7%. The Blue Jackets have had 1,556 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .896. Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have tallied 129 power play tries (17th in hockey) and have come away with 26 goals in those attempts.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Joonas Korpisalo. Korpisalo has taken the ice for 178 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has amassed an overall record of 75-64-21 and he was named the starter in 161 games. The opposition has scored 491 goals versus Korpisalo in his career and his goals against rate is 2.99. Korpisalo has had 5,067 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 4,576 total saves. His save percentage currently is .903 during his 9,851 minutes in the crease. Over the course of his pro career, Korpisalo has accumulated 76 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .472.
Their last time out, Buffalo opposed the Golden Knights in a game where the Sabres ended up taking the loss by a tally of 5-2. The Sabres notched 2 goals of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play chances in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
Buffalo has taken 1,306 shots (27th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.81%, while allowing the other team 1,569 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.20% on their oppositions 125 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 90.1%. They have earned 124 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.35%. The Sabres are sitting with 91 goals at even strength and 24 goals (19th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 156 goals to be scored by of a combination of 125 goals at even strength and 31 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Buffalo Sabres have earned a total of 115 goals, 35 points, as well as a points percentage of .389.
Across the ice you are likely to see Craig Anderson in the crease. Anderson is the owner of a career mark of 296-255-69 and has been in goal for 660 games. Anderson's quality start percentage comes out to 53.8% and he has 309 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has gathered 18,483 saves out of 20,247 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .913. His opposition is averaging 2.83 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,764 goals altogether. He has made the start in 574 games and his ice time sits at 37,351 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus (-110)
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