Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 11/11/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Sabres (+145) Penguins (-188)
The Pittsburgh Penguins (6-6-0) will go up against the Buffalo Sabres (6-6-1) at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday. The line on this contest has Buffalo at +145 while Pittsburgh is coming in at -188. The over/under is 7.
The Buffalo Sabres were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes in their previous outing. The Sabres offense left a lot to be desired in the defeat. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 out of the 22 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and scored 1 goal. Buffalo compiled 8 penalty minutes in this contest.
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At even strength, the Sabres have given up 35 goals while notching 36 of their own. Buffalo Sabres opponents have recorded 50 power play tries (8th in the league) and have earned 6 goals in those attempts. When talking about scoring goals, the Buffalo Sabres have racked up 41 goals (15th in the National Hockey League) this season and have surrendered 41. Buffalo has taken 369 shots and has a shooting percentage of 11.1%. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 13 points and their points percentage is .500. The Sabres thus far have had 387 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .894. Buffalo has accumulated 39 power play chances and they have tallied 5 goals during those chances, earning them a percentage of 12.82%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Devon Levi. Levi has been in goal for 12 games over the course of his hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 7-5-0 and he has gotten the start in 12 games. The opposition has been able to score 38 goals against Levi in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 3.13. Levi has had 370 shot attempts against him and has amassed 332 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .897 for his 728 mins on the ice. For his professional hockey career, Levi has 6 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .500.
In their last game, Pittsburgh faced the Kings in a matchup where the Penguins notched a win by a score of 4-3. The Penguins had 4 goals of the 20 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal.
This season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a total of 42 goals, 12 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have permitted 34 goals to be scored by of a combination of 27 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. The Penguins are sitting with 36 goals at even strength and 6 goals (24th in the league) while on the power play. They have recorded 35 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 17.14%. Pittsburgh has put up 415 shots (10th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.12%, while allowing the other team 352 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 82.50% on their opponents 40 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.3%.
For the opposition you will find Tristan Jarry in goal. Jarry is the owner of a lifetime record of 121-65-20 and has played in 215 contests. Jarry's percentage of quality starts is 60.4% and he has qualified for 125 quality starts in his pro hockey career. He has compiled 5,662 stops out of the 6,199 shots taken, giving him a save % of .913. The opposition is averaging 2.64 goals per contest and he has yielded 537 goals altogether. He has been a starter 207 games and has accumulated 12,196 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-188)
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