St. Louis Blues vs. Buffalo Sabres NHL Betting Tips and Predictions
Blues vs. Sabres Betting Picks & Predictions
The St. Louis Blues (43-20-10) visit the Buffalo Sabres (27-37-11) on Thursday, April 14, with both teams coming off a victory in their last game. The Sabres are big underdogs despite being at home, at +188, and the Blues are -234. Find more below on the Blues vs. Sabres betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Blues vs. Sabres Betting Line
Blues vs Sabres Betting Information
Blues vs. Sabres Game Info
- Game Day: Thursday, April 14, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Buffalo, New York
- Arena: KeyBank Center
Computer Predictions for Blues vs. Sabres
Computer picks for Blues vs Sabres
Blues 4 Sabres 3
Blues vs. Sabres Betting Trends
St. Louis has gotten the victory in 30 of the 47 games it’s played as the moneyline favorite this season.
The Blues have won four of the nine games they have played with moneyline odds shorter than -234.
St. Louis has a 70.1% chance of winning this game, according to the moneyline odds.
St. Louis Blues Leaders
Vladimir Tarasenko has been a major player for St. Louis this season, with 67 points in 66 games.
Robert Thomas has 66 points (1.0 per game), scoring 18 goals and adding 48 assists.
Jordan Kyrou has 65 total points for St. Louis, with 23 goals and 42 assists.
In 36 games, Ville Husso has a record of 23-6-5. He has conceded 83 goals (2.37 goals against average) and has recorded 1021 saves.
St. Louis Blues Season Stats
The Blues’ 266 goals this season make them the fourth-best scoring team in the league.
The Blues have conceded the ninth-fewest goals in league play this season, 206 (2.8 per game).
The team’s goal differential is fifth-best in the league at +60.
The 55 power-play goals the Blues have recorded this season have come on 213 power-play chances, ranking them fourth-best in the NHL.
The Blues’ offense is third the league with a 25.8% power-play conversion rate.
The Blues’ nine shorthanded goals this season rank fifth.
The Blues’ penalty-kill percentage (83.7%) is the NHL’s sixth-best.
The Blues win 50.3% of their faceoffs (14th in the NHL).
The Blues shoot 11.9% as a team, top in the league).
The Blues’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 20.7 hits and 12.4 blocked shots per game.
Sabres vs. Blues Betting Trends
The Sabres have been made the underdog 72 times this season, and upset their opponent 25 times.
Buffalo has won nine of its 29 games when it is the underdog by +188 or longer on the moneyline.
The Sabres have a 34.7% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).
Buffalo Sabres Leaders
Tage Thompson is a key offensive option for Buffalo, with 59 points this season. He has put up 33 goals and 26 assists in 71 games.
Buffalo’s Jeff Skinner has racked up 55 total points (0.8 per game), with 31 goals and 24 assists.
Rasmus Dahlin has scored 10 goals and contributed 36 assists for Buffalo, giving him a point total of 46.
Craig Anderson’s record stands at 15-11-2 on the season, allowing 87 goals (3.1 goals against average) and compiling 779 saves with a .900 save percentage (39th in the league).
Buffalo Sabres Season Stats
The Sabres have the league’s 24th-ranked scoring offense (205 total goals, 2.7 per game).
The Sabres have conceded 3.5 goals per game, 263 total, which ranks 27th among league teams.
They have a -58 goal differential, which ranks 26th in the league.
The Sabres have put up 42 power-play goals this season, which ranks 21st in the NHL (on 201 power-play chances).
The Sabres have the league’s 17th-ranked power-play conversion rate of 20.9%.
The Sabres have scored four shorthanded goals this season (22nd in the NHL).
The 75.8% 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 (45.9%).
The 9.3% shooting percentage the Sabres have compiled ranks 21st in the league.
The Sabres have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 15.4 hits and 11.3 blocked shots per game.
Blues and Sabres Injury Report
Blues: Tyler Bozak: Out (Lower-body), Mackenzie MacEachern: Out (Upper-body), Scott Perunovich: Out (Wrist), Logan Brown: Day To Day (Illness)
Sabres: Malcolm Subban: Out For Season (Upper Body), Andrew Oglevie: Out (Undisclosed), Drake Caggiula: Out For Season (Back)
Our best bet is Blues on the moneyline at -234 and after looking at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will be under the total of goals.
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