Buffalo
Sabres
Stadium KeyBank Center
22-20-7 Overall | 8-9-1 ATLANTIC 5th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Sabres145152 19.18%
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  1/2
vs
Oilers
W / OT3-2
Sat  1/4
vs
Panthers
W3-2
Thu  1/9
@
Blues
L1-5
Sat  1/11
vs
Canucks
L3-6
Sun  1/12
@
Red Wings
W5-1
Tue  1/14
vs
Golden Knights
W4-2
Thu  1/16
@
Stars
W4-1
Sat  1/18
@
Predators
L1-2
Tue  1/28
vs
Senators
RDS7:00pm
Thu  1/30
vs
Canadiens
TSN27:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Sabres are not contenders to win the championship at 80/1, 1.2%. They are one of 2 teams with these odds (#25 in the league). They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the East either at 40/1, 2.4%. The Sabres are averaging 79.4 points per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 83.5. At +350 the Sabres are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 8.3% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #14 in the East.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers expected them to win 36.9 based on their money line game odds. Their 33-39-10 record last season failed to meet expectations. Putting a 100 units on them to win every game would have cost you -1309 units. They were not good on puck lines going 44-38 (-683 loss). They went over 44 times and came in under 35 times. In their next game vs the Penguins they are only winning 33% of the simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is -0.57 (includes playoff games) which ranks #26 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #27. They are the #25 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #27 ranked team among home teams.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Carter Hutton who is projected to be the #26 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
4 Bogosian, Zach D6-322607/15/1990No College
26 Dahlin, Rasmus D6-319304/13/2000No College
9 Eichel, Jack C6-220310/28/1996No College
67 Frolik, Michael RW6-119002/17/1988No College
28 Girgensons, Zemgus LW6-221101/05/1994No College
40 Hutton, Carter G6-020212/19/1985No College
90 Johansson, Marcus C6-120510/06/1990No College
10 Jokiharju, Henri D6-019506/17/1999No College
22 Larsson, Johan C5-1120407/25/1992No College
27 Lazar, Curtis C6-020502/02/1995No College
19 McCabe, Jake D6-120410/12/1993No College
33 Miller, Colin D6-119310/29/1992No College
62 Montour, Brandon D6-018904/11/1994No College
21 Okposo, Kyle RW6-021604/16/1988No College
23 Reinhart, Sam RW6-119411/06/1995No College
55 Ristolainen, Rasmus D6-422010/27/1994No College
71 Rodrigues, Evan C5-1118407/28/1993No College
43 Sheary, Conor LW5-817606/08/1992No College
35 Ullmark, Linus G6-421507/31/1993No College
13 Vesey, Jimmy LW6-320205/26/1993No College