Quite an interesting game is expected at the KeyBank Center Arena in Buffalo, NY, where the local Sabres will host their geographical neighbours from Toronto. Can Buffalo beat the eminent Maple Leafs? – Find it out in our prediction.
Maple Leafs vs Sabres Score Prediction: 5 : 4
|MoneyLine Pick||Over Under Pick|
|Toronto Will Win||Over 5.5 Game Totals|
Full prediction read below.
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Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs Club is the strong middle placed team in this season. It has a phenomenal realization of scoring chances, but it has huge problems in defense, which is why all games with their participation are effective. At the moment, the Leafs are placed on the 8th position in the standings of the Eastern Conference. As a result of 59 meetings they managed to score 70 points.
Sheldon Keefe’s players can not boast of stability, alternating victories with defeats. This is due to the fact that they have an extremely vulnerable goalie line. The main goalkeeper was already on the ice, but the game showed that he has not yet fully recovered. As for the backup, he has a mediocre reliability factor.
In the last five games Toronto have played in a draw in three games; in three games they lost, two of which in regular time. On the road the Leafs also had three defeats in five games and in four games three pucks or more were scored.
Buffalo not long ago defeated Detroit (3-2) and then dealt with the strong Columbus (4-3, OT). Unfortunately, that didn’t save the season, because once again the club is out of the playoff zone with 60 points. Especially weak played the defense – 181 conceded goals.
The Sabres are outside the playoff zone, but it still has a theoretical chance of making it to the top eight. To date, they are in the 13th line, with 60 points on her score. It should be noted that Buffalo Sabers slowly start to stabilize their roster, almost all major players have recovered, thanks to which its results have become much better.
Buffalo Sabers suffered only one defeat in four extreme confrontations. They lost to Anaheim Ducks with a minimal gap in the score (2-3). However, that was due to the fact that they had a young and inexperienced goalkeeper at their gate who conceded three unrequited pucks in the first period.
Buffalo has won three wins in the last five games – quite a good result for the team that was at the bottom of the table. However, in their arena the Sabres have lost three games in the last five games, two of which in regular time; three games ended with the total of over 5.5.
Betting Tips Statistic
- In four past head-to-head games, at least six goals were scored on this arena.
- Buffalo at home won in regular time one match out of eight previous.
- Toronto away have won eight of their last 11 games.
- Toronto Maple Leafs: C. Ceci, M. Rielly, A. Johnsson, I. Mikheyev
- Buffalo Sabres: V. Sobotka, M. Johansson (?), C. Hutton (?), L. Ullmark
Blues vs Predators Prediction
Both clubs demonstrate excellent realization of scoring chances, promote bright and dynamic hockey. We assume that we will have a productive match, in which the defense will be on the background. Let’s start with the fact that Buffalo finally recovered team leaders, who have already managed to distinguish themselves in the last match. They are sure to break through the extremely vulnerable defense of the guests in this match. In turn, the Maple Leafs will definitely score a few pucks in the net of Buffalo.
Our prediction: Toronto Maple Leafs will win.
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At what time are the teams to play?
The game time is February 16, 2020, 7:00 PM ET
Where to watch the game?
MSG-B, SN, ESPN+
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
Toronto is the 8th team of the Eastern Conference and Buffalo is the 13th team in the Eastern Conference
How many wins and losses do the teams have?
The Maple Leafs have 31 win and 20 losses. The Sabres have 26 wins and 24 losses.