New Jersey Devils vs. Buffalo Sabres NHL Betting Tips and Predictions

by | Apr 20, 2022

The New Jersey Devils (27-42-7) host the Buffalo Sabres (29-38-11) on Thursday, April 21, with both coming off a win in their last game. The Sabres are underdogs on the road, at +135, and the Devils are -164. Find more below on the Devils vs. Sabres betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Devils vs. Sabres Spread and Betting Line

Devils vs Sabres Betting Information
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Devils -164 Sabres +135

Devils vs. Sabres Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey
  • Arena: Prudential Center

Computer Predictions for Devils vs. Sabres

Computer picks for Devils vs Sabres
Score Prediction
Devils 4 Sabres 3

Devils vs. Sabres Betting Trends

  • New Jersey has won 12 of its 21 games as a favorite this season.
  • In four games with moneyline odds lower than -164, the Devils have two wins.
  • New Jersey has a 62.1% chance of winning this game, per the moneyline odds.
  • New Jersey Devils Leaders

  • Jesper Bratt is one of New Jersey’s top contributors with 70 points. He has 25 goals and 45 assists this season.
  • Through 67 games, Nico Hischier has 20 goals and 38 assists.
  • Jack Hughes’ season total of 56 points has come from 26 goals and 30 assists.
  • Mackenzie Blackwood (9-9-3) has a 3.3 goals against average and an .894 save percentage.
  • New Jersey Devils Season Stats

  • The Devils’ 3.0 average goals per game add up to 231 total, which makes them the 17th-ranked scoring team in the NHL.
  • The Devils rank 26th in total goals against, allowing 3.6 goals per game (275 total) in league action.
  • They’re ranked 24th in the league with a -44 goal differential .
  • The 33 power-play goals the Devils have scored this season (on 211 power-play chances) rank 28th in the NHL.
  • The Devils’ 15.6% power-play conversion rate this season ranks 28th in the league.
  • The Devils have scored a total of six shorthanded goals this season.
  • The Devils kill 79.8% of their opponent’s power plays, the 14th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the NHL.
  • With a 46.7% faceoff win rate, the Devils have the 31st-ranked rate in the NHL.
  • The Devils shoot 9.6% as a team, ranked 14th-best in the league.
  • The Devils average 19 hits and 12.7 blocked shots per game.
  • Sabres vs. Devils Betting Trends

  • The Sabres have secured an upset victory in 25, or 34.2%, of the 73 games they have played as an underdog this season.
  • Buffalo has gone 19-35 when sportsbooks have made them underdogs of +135 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied, based on the moneyline for this matchup, that the Sabres have a 42.6% chance to win.
  • Buffalo Sabres Leaders

  • Tage Thompson’s 36 goals and 27 assists in 74 contests give him 63 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
  • Jeff Skinner has made a major impact for Buffalo this season with 58 points, thanks to 31 goals and 27 assists.
  • Rasmus Dahlin has 11 goals and 39 assists, for a season point total of 50.
  • Craig Anderson has an .896 save percentage (46th in the league), with 819 total saves, while conceding 95 goals (3.2 goals against average). He has put up a 16-12-2 record between the posts for Buffalo this season.
  • Buffalo Sabres Season Stats

  • The Sabres have scored 216 goals this season (2.8 per game) to rank 22nd in the NHL.
  • The Sabres have allowed 275 total goals (3.5 per game) to rank 26th.
  • Their 26th-ranked goal differential is -59.
  • The Sabres have recorded 46 power-play goals this season, which ranks 16th in the NHL (on 209 power-play chances).
  • The Sabres’ power-play conversion rate (22%) ranks 12th in the league.
  • The Sabres have scored four shorthanded goals this season (22nd among NHL squads).
  • The 75.9% of opponent power plays the Sabres kill is the 24th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the league.
  • The Sabres have the 32nd-ranked faceoff win rate in the NHL (46%).
  • The Sabres are shooting 9.3% (22nd in the league).
  • The Sabres have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 15.4 hits and 11.2 blocked shots per game.
  • Devils and Sabres Injury Report

    Devils: Jack Hughes: Out For Season (Knee), Mackenzie Blackwood: Out (Left Heel), Jonas Siegenthaler: Out For Season (Hand), Miles Wood: Out For Season (Hip), Jonathan Bernier: Out For Season (Hip)

    Sabres: Cody Eakin: Day To Day (Undisclosed), Malcolm Subban: Out For Season (Upper Body), Andrew Oglevie: Out (Undisclosed), Drake Caggiula: Out For Season (Back), Mattias Samuelsson: Day To Day (Undisclosed)

    Betting Tips for Devils vs. Sabres

    We have the Devils projected as the best bet on the moneyline in this game, and our pick against the spread is the . Our computer model has the scoring going under the total of goals when it’s sorted out on the ice.

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