The New Jersey Devils head to Buffalo to take on the Sabres. Both teams have dropped four of their last five, and while the Devils will still be playing come playoff time they will need to turn things around quickly. As for the Sabres, there was hope for them and their high-scoring offense, but they have faltered in the latter half of this season and their playoff hopes have been washed away.
In such a year as this, the Sabres are a team that is finishing the season in the worst way possible. They will not be participating in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and they will not have a chance at Connor Bedard. To say this season will have been a disappointment for the Sabres, would be a drastic understatement.
Devils vs Sabres Match Details
Fixture: New Jersey Devils @ Buffalo Sabres
Date & Time: Friday, March 24, 7:00 pm ET
Venue: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
Devils vs Sabres Betting Odds
|Devils||-1.5 (+145)||-180||Over 6.5 (-135)|
|Sabres||+1.5 (-175)||+150||Under 6.5 (+115)|
Devils vs Sabres Best Picks
Part of the reason the Sabres have fallen off is the lack of performance by Tage Thompson. After having an incredible start to the season, he looked like he was going to keep pace with Connor McDavid, but Thompson has fallen off of late. He has two goals in March. However, that lack of production hasn’t stopped him from taking shots.
Thompson Over 3 Shots on Goal (+100)
Devils vs Sabres Prediction
This is an easy prediction as the Sabres have been terrible at home. For some reason, this squad prefers the road, and considering how they have been playing, it would be hard to take them in any arena. The Devils desperately need to turn things around, and there is no better place to do that than in Buffalo.
This game could shoot, as the Sabres are trying to bust out of a slump, but there is no reason to think they will out pace the Devils. Should be a fun game, but the road team should have an easy win here today.