Sabres vs. Jets Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

David Bastl | Updated Nov 15, 2018

The beat goes on for the Winnipeg Jets, winners of three straight games as they play their fourth and final home game of this current stand.

Buffalo
33-39-7-3
AT
November 16, 2018, 8:00 PM ET
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg
47-30-4-1
Puckline +1.5 -145
Moneyline +180
Over / Under o +6

20%

Betting Action

80%

Puckline -1.5 +115
Moneyline -220
Over / Under u +6

20%

Betting Action

80%

The Sabres are starting to silence the doubters with a great start to the season, and are currently on a three-game winning streak. They’ll try to extend it to four wins against a Jets team that is undefeated since returning from the Global Series in early November.

Sabres vs Jets Betting Analysis

Last season the Jets swept the two-game series, out-scoring the Sabres 11-7. Four of the 11 goals scored were on the power-play which bods well for the Jets as they own the league’s best power-play, producing at 34 percent. In the last four years, the two teams have split the eight games, each winning four games. The Sabres have had their problems in Winnipeg in their last 26 meetings in Winnipeg; they are 7-19 over that time. Also, the over has been in play in the last seven games, going 5-1-1.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres enter this game with the Jets winners of three straight games- all one goal wins – as they start a small three game road trip on Friday night. The Sabres were looked upon as being a bounce back team this season, and so far the critics are right. Off season pick-up Jeff Skinner has worked out well playing on the team’s top line with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart. Skinner has a team-leading 13 goals and 20 points in 18 games this season. He is on pace to top his best NHL season in 2016-17 when he scored 37 goals with the Carolina Hurricanes. He is a free-agent at season’s end, and the Sabres will try their best to keep him in the organization for the long-term.

The Sabres are 10-6-2 this year, fourth in the Atlantic division. Last season they didn’t win their 10th game until December 29. Goaltender Carter Hutton is expected to make his 14th start of the season in Winnipeg. So far, Hutton has played the majority of the games, and is coming off his best week as a Sabre. He was the goaltender of record the last three games (all wins). Both Hutton and Linus Ullmark have put up similar type numbers this year. Of note, rookie Rasmus Dahlin has one goal, and six assists in his first 18 games of his professional games averaging 17:54 of ice time.

Winnipeg Jets

The beat goes on for the Winnipeg Jets, winners of three straight games as they play their fourth and final home game of this current stand. The Jets are coming off arguably their most complete win of the season a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. The Jets started off slow with only two shots on goal in the first period. Blake Wheeler extended his point scoring streak to 10 games with an assist against the Capitals, while Mark Scheifele extended his streak to 10 games with his 10th goal of the season.

Back-up Laurent Brossoit is expected to get the start this Friday night. It will be first start since October 26. He is a perfect 3-0 in three games this season. Last season Jacob Trouba and Blake Wheeler led all Winnipeg scorers in two games against the Sabres with four points each. Also, Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey will have a phone hearing with the NHL department of player safety to discuss a playing involving Capitals forward T.J. Oshie.

Sabres vs. Jets Prediction

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