Nashville Predators vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 4/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (-175) Sabres (+145)
KeyBank Center is the location where the Buffalo Sabres (24-33-11) will take on the Nashville Predators (39-24-4) on Friday. The odds on this game have Nashville at -175 and Buffalo is sitting at +145. The total is set at 6.
The Nashville Predators were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win against the Senators their last time on the ice. Nashville amassed 4 penalty mins for this game. In addition, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. The Predators played really well in the win. In the game, they netted 4 out of the 32 shots they tried.
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Nashville Predators opponents have earned 232 power play opportunities (1st in professional hockey) and have a total of 47 goals in those chances. The Predators have had 2,139 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .910. Nashville has taken 1,980 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.1%. While playing at even strength, the Predators have surrendered 146 goals while having 169 on the offensive side of the ice. Nashville steps onto the ice with 207 power play chances and they have tallied 50 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 24.15%. For the season, they have recorded 82 points and their points percentage comes in at .612. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 219 goals (11th in hockey) so far this year and have given up 193.
The player in the crease for this game is Juuse Saros. The opposition has racked up 502 goals against Saros in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.51. Saros has participated in 211 contests throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .920 during his 12,002 mins on the ice. He has accumulated a record of 109-67-20 and he started in 195 games. Over the course of his pro career, Saros has tallied 122 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .626. Saros has seen 6,311 shots against him and he has 5,809 total saves.
In their last game, Buffalo faced the Jets in an outing where the Sabres took the defeat by a score of 3-2. The Sabres had 2 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play attempts in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal.
For the season, the Buffalo Sabres have earned a total of 183 goals, 59 points, in addition to a points percentage of .434. They have granted a total of 237 goals to be scored by of a combination of 194 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded. The Sabres have accumulated 148 goals at even strength and 35 goals (23rd in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a tally of 181 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 19.34%. Buffalo has attempted 2,022 shots (18th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 9.05%, while allowing their opponents 2,284 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.14% on their opponents 173 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.6%.
For the opposition you will find Craig Anderson defending the net. His opponents are averaging 2.84 goals/game and he has yielded 1,814 goals overall. Anderson's percentage of quality starts comes in at 53.5% and he has 315 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has made the start in 589 games and has played 38,260 minutes. Anderson holds a career mark of 303-261-71 and has played in 675 contests. He has accounted for 18,902 saves out of 20,716 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Buffalo (+145) and under 0 goals
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