Buffalo Sabres vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Oct 18, 2022

Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers welcome the Buffalo Sabres to town on Tuesday night.

Buffalo
26-20-3-1
AT
October 18, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
28-18-3-1
Puckline +1.5 -115
Moneyline +218
Over / Under o +7

12%

Betting Action

88%

Puckline -1.5 -105
Moneyline -263
Over / Under u +7

12%

Betting Action

88%

The Buffalo Sabres will be taking on the Edmonton Oilers after each team got their season underway with equal 1-1-0 records. The Sabres just took a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Florida Panthers in their latest outing while the Oilers fell short 4-3 in the first Battle of Alberta this season.

The Oilers are a huge favourite on the NHL odds but are they a good bet to get the job done?

Sabres vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

The Sabres are coming into this game winning six out of their last eight overall dating back to last season and are undefeated in their past four games when playing a game on two days of rest. When it comes to the total, Buffalo has seen the under cash in four out of the last five games against teams that were in the Pacific Division.

On the other hand, the Oilers have won six out of their last seven games against teams that are in the Eastern Conference. They’ve also won four out of five against teams in the Atlantic Division in particular.

In terms of this series, the underdog has won eight out of the last 10 games when the Sabres take on the Oilers.

Buffalo Sabres

It’s looking more and more likely that we will be seeing Craig Anderson in the net for the Sabres in this spot. Anderson has gotten one start so far in this new season and he performed pretty well, stopping 35 out of 36 total shots to lead them to a 4-1 victory against the Ottawa Senators. The 41-year-old might not be able to sustain this level of production, though. He went 17-12-2 with a .897 save percentage a season ago.

The last time Anderson went up against the Oilers didn’t go so well either. He allowed six goals on 36 total shots, with Edmonton teeing off on them the entire night. This group is hoping for a better performance this time around.

Edmonton Oilers

The signing of Jack Campbell in the offseason has the potential to change the outlook of this Oilers squad. Many people felt Edmonton was a quality goaltender away from truly contending for a Stanley Cup. However, that potential has yet to be reached. In the last game that Campbell played, he allowed four goals in the first period and had to be subbed out for Stuart Skinner. Skinner stepped up and stopped every single one of the 31 shots that were thrown his way on the day. This is not what anyone expected when Campbell was signed to a five-year, $25 million contract in the offseason.

Skinner is set to get the start tonight and this is a good matchup for him. After all, this is an Oilers group that still boasts Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, two of the best offensive weapons in the game right now. The Sabres are feeble defensively, so there should be plenty of room for error in case Skinner struggles.

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