Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction, 3/30/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY
TV: MSG Network
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (-133) Sabres (+110)
KeyBank Center is the site where the Buffalo Sabres (24-33-10) will take on the Winnipeg Jets (32-25-10) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Jets at -133 while the Sabres are opening at +110. The over/under is set at 6.
The Winnipeg Jets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2-1 victory against the Coyotes in their previous outing. Winnipeg accumulated 4 mins in the box in this matchup. Additionally, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. The Jets didn't have their best offensive outing in this win. In the game, they finished 2 out of the 40 shots they tried.
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In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Winnipeg Jets have tallied 208 goals (15th in the NHL) on the campaign and have conceded 203. For the current season, they have 74 points and their points percentage comes in at .552. Winnipeg skates onto the rink with 206 power play opportunities and they have scored 45 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 21.84%. When playing at even strength, the Jets have conceded 156 goals while getting 163 themselves. Winnipeg has tried 2,189 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. The Jets have had 2,188 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .907. Winnipeg Jets opponents have 190 power play opportunities (17th in pro hockey) and have racked up 47 goals in those chances.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Connor Hellebuyck. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Hellebuyck has accounted for 199 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .550. He has a save percentage of .916 during his 21,340 mins between the pipes. Hellebuyck has seen 11,313 shots taken against him and has recorded 10,361 saves. The opposition has notched 952 goals versus Hellebuyck in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.68. He has accumulated a mark of 196-125-34 and he was named the starter in 362 games. Hellebuyck has been involved in 371 games during his hockey career.
In their last contest, Buffalo opposed the Blackhawks in a matchup where the Sabres got the victory by a mark of 6-5. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this matchup and recorded 2 goals out of those chances. The Sabres recorded 6 goals of the 37 shots on goal they took.
So far this year, the Buffalo Sabres have earned a total of 181 goals, 58 points, and a points percentage of .433. They have allowed 235 goals to be scored by way of 192 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded. The Sabres are sitting with 146 goals at even strength and 35 goals (21st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have recorded 179 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.55%. Buffalo has taken 1,985 shots (18th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.12%, while allowing the other team 2,257 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.00% on their opponents 172 power play tries, and their save percentage is 89.6%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Craig Anderson in net. Opponents are averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,812 goals altogether. Anderson's percentage of quality starts is 53.4% and he has made 314 quality starting assignments in his career. He was named a starter in 588 contests and has accumulated 38,195 mins. Anderson has accrued a lifetime mark of 303-261-70 and has played in 674 contests. He has accrued 18,877 saves out of 20,689 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo (+110)
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