Jets vs. Sabres Prediction
If you love lots of goals then watching today's matchup between the Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres won't be high on your priority list, as the 1:00PM ET game should be low-scoring.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sabres are -130 money line home favorites to beat the Jets, who have odds of +110 to pull off the upset today. As for the over/under, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
Chad Johnson will start this afternoon's game in net for Buffalo. He's 6-1 over his last seven starts and certainly earned the playing time despite the injury to Robin Lehner. Johnson has allowed just nine goals while winning three of his last four starts and has surrendered only 21 goals in his last 10 starts.
The under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and 4-1 in the last four games played in Buffalo. The under has also cashed in four of the Jets' last five games versus opponents with a losing record, is 3-0-2 in their last five games playing on one day of rest, and is 3-0-2 in their last five games overall.
On the other side, the under is 6-1-3 in the Sabres' last 10 games versus Western Conference foes and is 10-2-6 in their last 18 games when their opponent allows two goals or less in their previous game. The under is 1-0-5 in Buffalo's last six games overall as well.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: JETS/SABRES UNDER 5