Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Dec 06, 2019

Jack Eichel Buffalo Sabres

Jack Eichel leads the Buffalo Sabres into Vancouver on Saturday. He ranks seventh in the in the league with 39 points from 18 goals and 21 assists.

Buffalo
30-31-6-2
AT
December 07, 2019, 4:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
36-27-3-3
Puckline +1.5 -192
Moneyline +145
Over / Under o +6

33%

Betting Action

67%

Puckline -1.5 +160
Moneyline -175
Over / Under u +6

33%

Betting Action

67%

The Buffalo Sabres head to Vancouver with a 13-11-5 record and third place in the Atlantic Division. The Vancouver Canucks are now at 14-11-4 on the season, which puts them at fourth place in the Pacific.

Sabres vs. Canucks Betting Analysis

The Canucks are now 6-3-3 at home. This team has been stellar on the power play this season, and they’ve scored thirty times on the man-advantage. Elias Pettersson gets credit for six of those, which leads the team.

The Sabres have struggled a bit on the road this season, going 5-8-2. They haven’t had much luck recently when it comes to playing Western Conference teams, going 0-5 in their last five. Buffalo is 2-10-1 in their last 13 in Vancouver.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres road trip in Western Canada got off to a rough start on Thursday night with a loss to the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Unless this team figures out how to improve their power-play, they’ll struggle mightily to get wins.

The Sabres man-advantage was a disappointing 1 for 8 in Calgary, in a game they’d go on to lose by a score of 4-3. To rub salt in the wound, they also allowed a short-handed Flames side to get a goal during a Sabres PP. With a win there, the team could have moved into second place in their division, but now have to continue West to face the Canucks, who are coming off of a few days rest and a win against the Senators.

Jack Eichel is having a decent year with his club, and leads them with 39 points. Victor Olofsson has the second most points for the Sabres, with four goals and six assists over the last ten games.

Vancouver Canucks

It’ll be an exciting afternoon at Rogers Place on Saturday afternoon as the Canucks play host to one of the other teams that joined the league in the same year, the Buffalo Sabres. To celebrate the nostalgia, the Canucks organization has announced an 80s theme for the game, where fans are encouraged to dress up, and the Canucks will be sporting a popular old favorite – the flying skate jersey.

Hopefully the fans will also get to see their team’s incredible offence in action. For the first time in almost ten years, Vancouver is a powerhouse in that department. Currently at fourth in the league in goals for. Last year at this time? They had the seventh fewest in the NHL.

Big reasons for that turnaround from last season include the work from second-year Elias Pettersson, who has 12 goals, Brock Boeser who has 11 and young rookie Quinn Hughes, who comes in at second in the league for rookie scoring.

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