Sabres vs. Stars Thursday Prediction
The Stars are heavy favorites to beat the Sabres tonight after rallying to beat the Avalanche in Colorado. That said, is there more value for bettors when it comes to the total for tonight’s game?
047 Buffalo Sabres (+175) at 048 Dallas Stars (-210); o/u 5.5
Thursday, January 16, 2020
American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Buffalo Sabres Fantasy Spin
Linus Ullmark allowed just two goals on 26 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 home win against the Vegas Golden Knights. Ullmark stood on his head in this one, allowing only an early even-strength goal to Tomas Nosek and a third-period power-play marker to Reilly Smith. He improves to 15-12-3 and should continue to see frequent starts, as backup Carter Hutton hasn't won since the end of October. The Sabres are back in action Thursday in Dallas, and it's hard to imagine HC Ralph Krueger going away from Ullmark.
Dallas Stars Fantasy Spin
Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 43 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win against the Colorado Avalanche. Bishop allowed a pair of goals to Nikita Zadorov and Gabriel Landeskog within six-plus minutes in the first period. After that he settled down, receiving a power-play goal from Denis Gurianov in the second, an equalizer from Jason Dickinson late in the third and the eventual winner from Esa Lindell in the extra session. The win helped the Stars sweep the regular-season series from the Avalanche.
The Sabres are 17-41 in their last 58 games as a road underdog and are 11-41 in their last 52 road games.
The Stars have won seven of their last eight games, are 5-1 in their last six games a favorite and are 13-4 in their last 17 home games.
The under is 6-2-1 in their last nine games between these two teams and is 5-2-1 in the Sabres’ last eight games playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the under is 34-15-3 in the Stars’ last 52 home games, is 61-29-10 in their last 100 games overall and is 35-14-3 in their last 52 games versus Eastern Conference foes. The under is also 40-12-6 in the Stars’ last 58 games following a win and is 41-14-3 in their last 58 games as a favorite.
THURSDAY NHL PREDICTION: SABRES/STARS UNDER 5.5