St. Louis Blues vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 4/14/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-275) Sabres (+225)
KeyBank Center is the location where the Buffalo Sabres (27-37-11) will play the St. Louis Blues (43-20-10) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has St. Louis at -275 and Buffalo is at +225. The total is 7.
The St. Louis Blues will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-2 win against the Bruins in their previous contest. St. Louis accrued 8 penalty minutes for this contest. Additionally, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and notched 1 goal. The Blues had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 out of the 30 shots they put on goal.
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The Blues have had 2,310 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .911. When at even strength, the Blues have surrendered 173 goals while notching 211 of their own. St. Louis Blues opponents have earned 202 power play tries (23rd in pro hockey) and have come away with 33 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have accumulated 96 points and their points percentage is sitting at .658. St. Louis has tried 2,231 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.9%. Regarding their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have notched 266 goals (4th in the NHL) on the year and have conceded 206. St. Louis comes into the game with 213 power play opportunities and they have scored 55 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 25.82%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Ville Husso. Husso has taken the ice for 53 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 32-12-6 and he has gotten the start in 49 games. The opposition has racked up 132 goals against Husso in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.62. Husso has seen 1,564 shots taken against him and he has 1,432 total saves. He has a save percentage of .916 in his 3,018 minutes on the ice. For his professional hockey career, Husso is sitting with 29 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .592.
In their last contest, Buffalo faced the Maple Leafs in an outing where the Sabres took home the victory by a final of 5-2. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this matchup and earned 2 goals out of those chances. The Sabres scored 5 goals of the 28 shots on goal they tried.
Buffalo has attempted 2,207 shots (22nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.29%, while allowing the opposition 2,512 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 75.79% on their oppositions 190 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 89.5%. They have a tally of 201 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.90%. The Sabres are sitting with 163 goals at even strength and 42 goals (20th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 263 goals to be scored by way of 217 goals at even strength and 46 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Buffalo Sabres have earned 205 goals, 65 points, and a points percentage of .433.
Across the ice you will find Craig Anderson in net. Teams are averaging 2.85 goals per contest and he has allowed 1,830 goals in total. Anderson's quality start rate sits at 53.4% and he has made 317 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has been a starter 594 games and has played for a total of 38,559 minutes. Anderson has accumulated a career record of 306-263-71 and has been in goal for 680 games. He has racked up 19,030 saves out of the 20,860 shots tried, giving him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo (+225)
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