At the beginning of the 2018-19 NHL season the Buffalo Sabres were looking like a cinch for the Eastern Conference playoffs. Balanced against that was the terrible start to the season by the Philadelphia Flyers. Gamblers drowned in NHL betting online red ink. Eventually Philly canned its general manager and the coach he hired. Increasingly the teams have switched roles. The Flyers have become profitable while the Sabres have fallen hard and fast. Buffalo lacks the goaltending to maintain consistent success. While Philadelphia has become a more complete team under new coach Scott Gordon.
Buffalo Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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|Sabres||+1½ (-180)||6½ (EV)|
|Flyers||-1½ (+158)||6½ (-120)|
Sabres vs. Flyers TV Coverage: NBCSN
Late results have been a drag on Buffalo’s playoff hopes. Five losses in their last seven games have added distance for the Sabres and the last playoff spot. Just two of their last eight games have gone over the total. NHL metrics have Buffalo ranked 22nd for goal scoring and 16th for goals against. Further, the Sabres rank a disappointing 19th for the power play and 22nd for goals against. Buffalo’s record is 29-24-6-2 with just 27 of their 61 games staying under the number.
Philadelphia has won four of their last six games with just one of those six matchups going over the total. As a result, the Flyers are now 29-26-6-1 with just 29 of their 63 games going under the total. NHL rankings have Philly ranked 20th for goal scoring and 28th for goals against. Increasingly special teams remain a Flyers weakness. Philadelphia ranks 23rd for the power play and 28th for penalty killing.
Stats to Consider
Buffalo has become one of the worst NHL betting online values on the board when on the road. As an example, the Sabres have gotten the money in just three of their last 17 away games. Just three of their last nine away games have gone under the total. By contrast the Flyers have once again become one of the best bets on the board when on home ice. Philadelphia has gotten the money in eight of their last 11 at Wells Fargo Center. Three of their last four home tilts went over the total.
Team vs. Team
Specifically, Philadelphia has taken recent control of this head to head sportsbook Series. The Flyers have gotten the money in six of their last nine games with the Sabres. Three of the last four games between these teams went over the total. Furthermore, the Sabres blades have been quite dull in the City of Brotherly Love. Philly has paid in 10 of their last 12 home games with Buffalo. Three of the last five in this matchup at Wells Fargo Center went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation Philadelphia’s home ice could prove to be the NHL Betting online matchup edge. As was previously noted, Buffalo is a terrible betting value on the road. In the same way Buffalo has struggled against the Flyers.
Sabres vs. Flyers NHL Betting Online Picks
On this occasion Philadelphia is the better team and pick.
Sabres vs. Flyers NHL Betting Online Pick: Philadelphia Flyers
Sabres vs. Flyers NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Flyers 4, Sabres 2
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