Sabres vs. Rangers Prediction
The Rangers will look to rebound from their 4-3 loss at Carolina on Thursday night when they host the Sabres tonight at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Rangers are -1.5 on the puckline (+145) while the Sabres are +1.5 and carry -165 odds to cover. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5 goals.
Henrik Lundqvist will look to rebound after allowing four goals on 28 shots in that 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes on Thursday. The King fell to 33-20-7 on the year with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage but he's a good bet to bounce back tonight.
The Sabres will counter with Chad Johnson, who is coming off a 25-save, 4-1 win over Toronto on Thursday night and is now 20-16-4 on the year with a 2.38 goals-against-average to go along with his .919 save percentage. He's been steady in net for Buffalo, but New York boasts more overall talent than Toronto so Johnson will certainly be tested tonight.
The Rangers are a perfect 5-0 in their last five home games versus the Sabres, who are just 3-13 in their last 16 games overall versus New York. The Rangers are also 24-10 in their last 34 home games and 45-20 in their last 65 games playing an opponent with a losing record.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW YORK RANGERS -1.5 (+145)