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Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres 11/18/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews

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Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres 11-18-2021 Picks Predictions and Previews

Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres 11/18/2021 – The Calgary Flames will enter this game with a losing record but they still remain third in the Pacific Division. Buffalo Sabres are sixth in the Atlantic Division and they look forward to building on their last success. The NHL bets tonight have turned towards the Flames to strike back and make up for their loss. Buffalo will try to take advantage of their home field as they square off from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. The Flames are trailing the Oilers and the Sabres are trailing the Bruins.

Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres 11/18/2021

When: Thursday, November 18, 7:00 PM ET

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres 11/18/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Calgary Flames -0.5 (+125) 1.5 o (-135) -185
Buffalo Sabres +0.5 (-200) 1.5 u (-135) +130
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Calgary Flames

The Flames are holding an 8-3-5 record on the season and are one game ahead of the Vegas Golden Knights. Last night, Calgary was restricted to one goal against the Philadelphia Flyers and their defense gave up two. The Flames have been strong from the offensive end and are averaging 3.06 goals per game. The leader in scoring with a team-high of 17 points is Elias Linholm. Andrew Mangiapane is another notable player that contributed 10 goals in 36 shots. Calgary has a tough competition in the Pacific Division with the Oilers and the Ducks.

Players to watch: E. Lindholm C (G 8, A 9, PTS 17), J. Gaudreau LW (G 4, A 12, PTS 16), M. Tkachuk LW (G 7, A 5, PTS 12).

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres will enter this game holding a 7-6-2 record on the season. The Sabres managed to get behind the goalie twice against Pittsburgh Penguins last night. From the defensive end, they gave up one goal in return. Dustin Tokarski was strong at the net after stopping 45 of his 46 shots. Tokarski recorded a save percentage of .978. Buffalo seems to be struggling with their offense as they are touching 2.9 goals on average. Victor Olofsson is the leader with five goals on 22 attempts. Buffalo will need to improve on their offense, especially against teams that have a good scoring average.

Players to watch: R. Asplund RW (G 4, A 6, PTS 10), K. Okposo RW (G 4, A 5, PTS 9), J. Skinner LW (G 5, A 4, PTS 9).

Calgary Flames vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Predictions

Trends

Flames

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary’s last 5 games.
Calgary are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Calgary are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Buffalo.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary’s last 5 games on the road.
Calgary are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Buffalo.

Sabres

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 7 games.
Buffalo are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Buffalo’s last 10 games against Calgary.
Buffalo are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games at home.
Buffalo are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Calgary.

Flames vs Sabres Betting Picks

The NHL betting lines have predicted the Sabres as the underdog as Calgary is all set to win this game. Calgary’s strong offensive skills will put the Sabres defense to the test. Back Calgary to win this game and make up for their loss.

Score Prediction: Flames 2, Sabres 1.