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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres 11/22/2021 Game Analysis, Tips and Forecast

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres 11-22-2021 Game Analysis Tips and Forecast

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres 11/22/2021 – Two average-performing NHL teams are all set to square off in an entertaining game from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. The Columbus Blue Jackets will take on the Buffalo Sabres in a non-division matchup. Buffalo Sabres will enter this game holding the sixth spot in the Atlantic Division. The Sabres are currently riding a two-game losing streak. The Blue Jackets will enter this game holding the sixth spot in the Metropolitan Division. Columbus will look forward to rebounding from their last defeat. The NHL betting sites have predicted a win for the Blue Jackets despite playing this game on the road.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres 11/22/2021

When: Monday, November 22, 7:00 PM ET

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres 11/22/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Columbus Blue Jackets -1.5 (+186) 5.5 o (-127) -120
Buffalo Sabres +1.5 (-263) 5.5 u (-127) -105
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Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are currently holding a 9-6-0 record on the season. The Blue Jackets are one game behind the New Jersey Devils. Last night, they almost had the Vegas Golden Knights but they landed up losing with a 3-2 final score. Columbus is holding the 11th rank in the league when it comes to scoring with an average of 3.2 goals per game. Elvis Merzlikins will make his 11th start at the post after giving up 27 goals in total. Merzlikins is carrying 2.69 goals against the average.

Players to watch: O. Bjorkstrand RW (G 5, A 12, PTS 17), J. Voracek RW (G 1, A 14, PTS 15), Z. Werenski D (G 4, A 8, PTS 12).

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres are a couple of games behind the Boston Bruins with a 7-8-2 record. Buffalo struggled to get past the New York Rangers in their last game after giving up five and scoring four goals in return. Out of the last 10 games, the Sabres have won just three. Buffalo is struggling to make ends meet with their offense touching an average of 2.75 goals per game. Aaron Dell will get to the post for this game. Dell is 0-1 after giving up five goals in two games. Buffalo’s offense is ranked at No. 18 in the NHL.

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).

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Predictions

Trends

Blue Jackets

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Columbus’ last 8 games.
Columbus are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus’ last 5 games this season.
Columbus are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

Sabres

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo’s last 9 games.
Buffalo are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 6 games against Columbus.
Buffalo are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus.

Blue Jackets vs Sabres Betting Picks

The Blue Jackets have a better offense than the Sabres. Columbus will hold the key to success in this game with the NHL betting lines on their side. As for Buffalo, they need to improve with their scoring in the game.

Score Prediction: Blue Jackets 4, Sabres 2.