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Buffalo Sabres vs St. Louis Blues 02/25/2022 Favorite Odds, Picks and Betting Predictions

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Buffalo Sabres vs St. Louis Blues 02-25-2022 Favorite Odds Picks and Betting Predictions

Buffalo Sabres vs St. Louis Blues 02/25/2022 – The St, Louis Blues took the overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens so hard that they made sure to bounce back in impressive fashion against two premier teams in the NHL. The Blues followed up a 6-3 victory in Toronto on Saturday with a 4-1 domination of the Flyers in Philadelphia on Tuesday. The team will be back at home on Friday night as they host the Buffalo Sabres, who are riding a four-game losing skid. The disparity in terms of overall team record has earned the Blues the tag as favorites according to the latest NHL Betting Lines. The game will start at 08:00 PM Eastern Time live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.

Buffalo Sabres vs St. Louis Blues 02/25/2022

When: Friday, February 25, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Buffalo Sabres vs St. Louis Blues 02/25/2022 Betting Odds:

TeamPUCKLINETOTALML
Buffalo Sabres +1.5 (-119)6.5 o (+145)+350
St. Louis Blues -1.5 (-103)6.5 u (+145)-163
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Buffalo Sabres

Pre-match predictions had believed the Sabres could easily dispatch the Montreal Canadiens. But it failed to come into fruition; instead they were demolished by the team with the worst record in the league. Coach Don Granato lamented his team’s poor start against the Canadiens. According to him, the Sabres were “sloppy” and that their lack of effort to begin the game has cost them the entire game. The current four-game slide has kept the Sabres from making headways as they are stuck at the second to the last spot in the Atlantic Division. As expected, Granato and the rest of his squad are huge underdogs at home against the Blues. It may be a long shot to win the game, but Buffalo would at least want to try to make the game competitive as much as possible. 

Players to watch: T. Thompson RW (G 20, A 18, PTS 38), J. Skinner LW (G 20, A 16, PTS 36), R. Dahlin D (G 8, A 25, PTS 33).

St. Louis Blues

The Blues are back in their old form after absorbing one their most stunning defeats of the season. Save for the upset loss to the Canadiens, St. Louis actually looked formidable during their last four-game road trip as they scored wins against Ottawa, Toronto, and Philadelphia. They will be back home for a single game against the Sabres before hitting the road anew for a five-game swing. For the Blues, facing a team in the middle of a slide is a crucial opportunity they must not squander. A win will stretch the team’s winning streak to three, which could put them at a better position to play in the grueling stretch away from home. 

Players to watch: V. Tarasenko RW (G 19, A 27, PTS 46), J. Kyrou C (G 18, A 27, PTS 45), P. Buchnevich LW (G 18, A 27, PTS 45).

Buffalo Sabres vs St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions

Trends

Sabres

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo’s last 8 games.
Buffalo are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Buffalo are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games against St. Louis.
Buffalo are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
Buffalo are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.

St. Louis Blues

St. Louis are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
St. Louis are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games at home.
St. Louis are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Buffalo.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of St. Louis’ last 15 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis’ last 10 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.

Sabres vs Blues Betting Picks

The Blues have every advantage on paper against the Sabres. Just like how it is predicted in the NHL Odds, St. Louis will translate their edge over Buffalo into actual domination on ice. The Sabres will try to make the game interesting, but the Blues will keep them at bay.

Score Prediction: Sabres 2, Blues 6.