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New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres 02/07/2020 Betting Predictions, Picks and NHL Odds
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New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres 02/07/2020 – The New York Rangers are making some headway despite an impending lost season. They will aim for their fifth win in six games on Friday when they host the Buffalo Sabres inside the Madison Square Garden in downtown Manhattan. The Rangers are second to the last in the Metropolitan Division with 26-22-4, just above New Jersey which carries 19-24-10. Their status is not really diverse to that of the Sabres. Like New York, Buffalo is also in the midst of a mediocre season as the team is trailing significantly in the Atlantic Division with a 23-23-8 that placed them at the sixth spot. Based on the updated NHL Odds, the Rangers are most probably to win this match albeit not convincingly.
New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres 02/07/2020
When: Friday, February 7, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York City
New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres 02/07/2020 Betting Odds:
New York Rangers
The Rangers are expected to be busy as the NHL trade deadline approaches. With their season technically just waiting to be wrapped up, they could start their bounce-back campaign by acquiring pieces they could rely on moving forward.
Chris Weider, who is said to be on the trading block, continues to keep his focus despite the distractions and even an injury scare on Saturday. He missed Monday’s game against Dallas which the New York Rangers lost, 5-3, but immediately returned on Wednesday to help the team win over Toronto, 5-3. In that game, he scored his seventh goal of the last 10 games and 19th overall.
Players to watch: Artemi Panarin (GP 51, G 27, A 44, PTS 71), Mika Zibanejad (GP 39, G 21, A 24, PTS 45), Ryan Strome (GP 52, G 12, A 32, PTS 44).
The Sabres got tripped by the Red Wings in a shootout on Thursday, 4-3. That left Buffalo with a lone victory in its last six games, 1-4-1. To make things worse, the latest defeat was dealt by Detroit that had been winless in its last nine prior to the match.
One obvious factor that led to the stunning loss was Jack Eichel’s off night. The club’s leader in goals and points was surprisingly held scoreless in the game after tallying four points in his last four games. Goalie Jonas Johansson made a good account of himself in his first career start, notching 18 saves against Detroit.
Players to watch: Jack Eichel (GP 53, G 31, A 35, PTS 66), Sam Reinhart (GP 54, G 19, A 25, PTS 44), Victor Olofsson (GP 42, G 16, A 19, PTS 35).
New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Predictions
Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Atlantic.
Sabres are 5-0 in their last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
Rangers vs Sabres Betting Picks
By just looking at the demeanor and body language, it is evident that the Rangers are seriously locked in to finish the season strong. And as New York gets busy before the trade deadline, don’t expect their level of play to decline. The Sabres will give up a fight in this game but it will still fall short of stopping the Rangers from their tracks.
Score Prediction: Rangers 3, Sabres 2.