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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres 12/20/2021 Analysis, Hockey Betting Odds and Picks

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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres 12-20-2021 Analysis Hockey Betting Odds and Picks

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres 12/20/2021 – It’s time for the Columbus Blue Jackets to take on the Buffalo Sabres from KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York for an exciting NHL clash. The online sportsbook odds are up and running with a predicted winner for this entertaining game. The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming into this game holding the fifth spot in the Metropolitan Division. The Buffalo Sabres are sixth in the Atlantic Division and they hope to secure a victory at home. Both teams will enter this game with a losing record and they hope to rebound from their last defeat.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres 12/20/2021

When: Monday, December 20, 7:00 PM ET

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres 12/20/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Columbus Blue Jackets -1.5 (+228) 5.5 o (+101) -108
Buffalo Sabres +1.5 (-294) 5.5 u (-111) -102
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Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets are currently holding a 14-13-1 record on the season and they hope to break their two-game losing skid. Last Friday, the Blue Jackets gave up five goals to the Edmonton Oilers and scored only two in return. Columbus is averaging at 3.18 goals per game with 29.9 shots. When it comes to their power play, they are converting 18-6 percent and are touching 50.8 percent with their faceoffs. Columbus has a long way to make up for their loss, but they also have plenty of time on the season.

Players to watch: O. Bjorkstrand RW (G 9, A 14, PTS 23), J. Voracek RW (G 1, A 21, PTS 22), Z. Werenski D (G 5, A 14, PTS 19).

Buffalo Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres are coming into this game with a 10-15-5 record. The Sabres dropped their last game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a final score of 3-2. Buffalo has a poor offense that is averaging only 2.67 goals per game. From the defensive end, they are giving up 3.43 goals. The Sabres are reaching 80 percent with their penalty kill and are touching 18.4 percent with their power play opportunities. When it comes to their faceoffs, the Sabres are touching 45.6 percent in total.

Players to watch: K. Okposo RW (G 6, A 14, PTS 20), R. Dahlin D (G 6, A 12, PTS 18), T. Thompson RW (G 10, A 8, PTS 18).

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Predictions

Trends

Blue Jackets

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus’ last 6 games.
Columbus are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
Columbus are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus’ last 6 games when playing on the road against Buffalo.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus’ last 5 games this season.

Sabres

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 6 games.
Buffalo are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 7 games against Columbus.
Buffalo are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 6 games when playing at home against Columbus.

Blue Jackets vs Sabres Betting Picks

The Blue Jackets are stronger than the Sabres and they have a decent offense that will help them win this game. The NHL betting trends favor Columbus to win and cover the spread with a decent score.

Score Prediction: Blue Jackets 5, Sabres 4.