Saturday's NHL Prediction

2011 NHL Picks and Predictions Sabres Coyotes

PHOENIX, AZ (TheSpread) – The Phoenix Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres are battling for playoff spots in their respective conferences as they meet on Saturday. Here is a look at my pick for this game.

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Buffalo is 17-18-5 on the season and the Sabres are 8-8-4 on the road. Buffalo has scored 111 goals and allowed 118. Buffalo has won 5 of its last 10 games.

Phoenix is 19-13-8 on the season and 8-5-4 at home. The Coyotes have scored 112 goals and allowed 115. They also have won 5 of their last 10 games.

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have given Phoenix betting odds of -123 for tonight’s game while Buffalo has been given odds of +114. The over/under for goals scored has been set at 5. Here is a look at the trends and my pick for tonight’s game.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Phoenix Coyotes, 8PM ET (View Matchup)

The Sabred have won their last 4 games against Phoenix and 4 of their last 5 games in Phoenix. The road team has also won 9 of the last 13 games in this series. My pick is with Buffalo in this game as the Coyotes are actually a better team on the road. Buffalo needs the points more and has scored a point in its last four games.

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