Columbus has grown wings, while Buffalo continues to plunge into the swamp. Our prediction is what can be expected from the face-to-face confrontation of these teams, what bets are best made and in what bookmakers.

At what time teams play?
February 01, 2020, 1:00 PM ET, KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY

Where to watch game?
MSGB, ESPN

What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Columbus Blue Jackets takes the 4th position in Metropolitan Division and Buffalo Sabres takes the 6th position in Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference.

How many wins and losses do the teams have?
Blue Jackets have 27 wins and 16 losings. Sabres have 22 wins and 22 losings.

Computer Picks

Blue Jackets vs Sabres Score Prediction:

MoneyLine Pick Over Under Pick
Blue Jackets Will Win Over 5.5 Game Totals
Odds: -108
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Odds: -120
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Full detailed prediction read below

Columbus Blue Jackets

After a pause for the All Stars, The Jackets have not played yet, but before they have won six games in a row, and in three of them have not conceded a single goal. And from December 1, the team scored 36 points, taking second place in the entire league after this indicator after Tampa. Right now, Columbus is taking the place of the first wild card in the playoffs from the Eastern Conference. His success is all the more impressive, given that during the offseason the team lost all the leaders – striker Matt Duchene (signed a contract with Nashville), forward Artemi Panarin (signed a contract with the Rangers) and goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky (signed a contract with Florida).

Yes, Columbus is an outstanding example of how to “fall and push out”, as if in the army. Despite the loss of the best (and maybe thanks to?), The Jackets show themselves to be the coaching team. Because there is John Tortorella, and he quickly put things in order. Columbus have won twelve matches from the last fifteen and it is very curious how high this Cinderella can fly.

Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo lost again in last game to Montreal 1:3. The defeat was the third in a row, and the team dropped to twelfth place in the East and sixth in the Atlantic division.

Club general manager Jason Botterill said the club will try to strengthen the attack before the deadline. In fact, if the Sabres still hope to compete for the playoffs, then this is necessary – of all the pucks abandoned by the team, exactly half of the scorers are four hockey players – Jack Aikel, Sam Reinhart, Victor Olofsson and Jeff Skinner.

Goalkeeper Linus Ullmark dropped out for a period of three to four weeks due to an injury to his lower body in a match against Ottawa. In 33 matches of this championship, Ullmark won sixteen times with 2.72 on average missed goals, 91.4% of reflected shots and one trap. Goalkeeper Jonas Johansson was called from the Rochester AHL team. He takes third place in the AHL with 2.19 on average goals conceded and fourth place with 92.5% of saves in twenty matches.

Betting Tips Statistic

  • Within the NHL, over the past ten years the teams have played 25 matches among themselves and in fifteen of them Columbus was stronger.
  • The total difference between abandoned and conceded goals was also 82:68 in his favor.
  • This season, rivals managed to hold only one full-time match, on October 8, the Jackets won him in overtime on their site with a score of 4:3.

Injuries reports

  • Columbus Blue Jackets: Ryan Murray, Josh Anderson, Joonas Korpisalo, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Alexandre Texier
  • Buffalo Sabres: Vladimir Sobotka, Kyle Okposo, Linus Ullmark, Victor Olofsson

Blue Jackets vs Sabres Prediction

One of the teams, if it’s not completely crumbled, but what’s there, it is completely crumbled, there is no fire, no passion, no composition. The second – is torn up, plays systematically and accurately, and in the last month is the leader in the NHL by points scored. At the same time, bookmakers consider the first team to be their favorite. I won’t even delve into this – anyone who has seen how Buffalo plays and how Columbus plays (recently) will understand what I mean.

Our prediction – Blue Jackets will win

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