Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres Prediction, NHL Odds

David Bastl | Updated Feb 16, 2020

Victor Olofsson, Sabres, 2020

Rookie Victor Olofsson has been a pleasant surprise for the Sabres this year. With 18 goals on the season he is second place among all first year players.

Toronto
36-25-4-5
AT
February 16, 2020, 7:00 PM ET
KeyBank Center
Buffalo
30-31-6-2
Puckline -1.5 +145
Moneyline -155
Over / Under o +6.5

77%

Betting Action

23%

Puckline +1.5 -174
Moneyline +135
Over / Under u +6.5

77%

Betting Action

23%

The Leafs will be playing their second game in as many nights when they face the Sabres on Sunday night game. The Sabres have been off since their overtime thriller on Thursday evening.

Maple Leafs vs. Sabres Betting Analysis

This Atlantic division rival has been one sided as of late, heavily favouring the Maple Leafs. The Leafs are 7-1 in their last eight games against the Sabres and 3-1 in Buffalo in their last recent four trips to the Queen city.

Historically, it’s been quite the opposite, as the Leafs hold a dismal 15-36-2 mark in the last 53 games in Buffalo.

This will be the fourth matchup of the season between these two teams with Toronto holding a 2-1 edge in the previous three games.

Of note, the over is an impressive 6-1 in the last seven games played in Buffalo.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs were in Ottawa Saturday night and they doubled up on the Senators 4-2.

Jack Campbell started Saturday’s game against the Sens, so Frederik Andersen will start Sunday night in Buffalo. It will be his second start since returning from injury. Last Thursday night Andersen allowed three goals on 19 shots and took the loss against the Dallas Stars. Prior to that his last appearance in the Leafs net was back on February 3 against the Panthers, where he exited the game with a neck injury.

Auston Matthews continues to have his best NHL season to date. He’s currently in the middle of a hot Rocket Richard trophy race alongside David Pastrnak and Alex Ovechkin. Matthews has six goals in his last eight games. Entering Sunday’s play he is currently tied for the league lead in goals with 42.

Earlier in the weekend the team received some bad news as forward Andreas Johnsson will require knee surgery and will miss a minimum of eight weeks to recover from the procedure. There is some hope that he could be ready for the start of the post season if the Leafs find their way into the Stanley Cup tournament.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres last played on Thursday night, scoring a big 4-3 overtime win against the Blue Jackets.

The team welcomed back Victor Olofsson, who played his first game since January 2 (sprained left ankle). He was a big addition to the club scoring a pair of goals in the win. He now has 18 goals on the season; second place among all first year players, behind Blackhawks forward Dominik Kubalik.

The club also welcomed back veteran Kyle Okposo to the lineup. He missed the last two weeks with an upper body injury. Okposo hasn’t had a great season to date with just five goals in 41 games.

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