Buffalo
Sabres
Stadium KeyBank Center
1-1-0 Overall | ATLANTIC 4th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Sabres68 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Mon  9/16
vs
Penguins
W / OT5-4
Tue  9/17
@
Blue Jackets
Gametracker
Fri  9/20
@
Maple Leafs
RSN17:00pm
Sat  9/21
vs
Maple Leafs
RSN7:00pm
Wed  9/25
vs
Blue Jackets
7:00pm
Sat  9/28
@
Penguins
3:00pm
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). While not completely impossible, their chances of winning the championship is under 0.1 percent. They are not a good value to win the East either at 40/1, 2.4%. The Sabres are averaging 83.8 points per sim which is essentially the same as their futures line of 83.5 points. At +350 the Sabres are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 19.7% 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

Their 33-39-10 record last season failed to meet expectations. Their expected win percentage was 45%. Anyone betting on them to win every game would have lost a lot (-1309) based on a 100 unit risk per game. They were not good on puck lines going 44-38 (-683 loss). They went over 44 times and came in under 35 times. Based on computer simulations they only have a 39% chance to beat the Penguins in their next game. 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 #24 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
74 Asplund, Rasmus C5-1118912/03/1997No College
4 Bogosian, Zach D6-322607/15/1990No College
3 Borgen, William D6-218812/19/1996No College
78 Bryson, Jacob D5-917811/18/1997No College
46 Cornel, Eric C6-219804/11/1996No College
42 Cozens, Dylan C6-318302/09/2001No College
26 Dahlin, Rasmus D6-319004/13/2000No College
15 Dea, Jean-Sebastien C5-1117502/08/1994No College
9 Eichel, Jack C6-220010/28/1996No College
81 Elie, Remi LW6-121504/16/1995No College
45 Fitzgerald, Casey D5-1118602/25/1997No College
58 Gilmour, John D6-019505/17/1993No College
28 Girgensons, Zemgus LW6-221101/05/1994No College
36 Hammond, Andrew G5-1122002/11/1988No College
44 Hickey, Brandon D6-220104/13/1996No College
50 Houser, Michael G6-219209/13/1992No College
48 Hunwick, Matt D5-1119405/21/1985No College
40 Hutton, Carter G6-019812/19/1985No College
34 Johansson, Jonas G6-118003/18/19840No College
90 Johansson, Marcus LW6-120510/06/1990No College
10 Jokiharju, Henri D6-019306/17/1999No College
22 Larsson, Johan C5-1120207/25/1992No College
27 Lazar, Curtis C6-020502/02/1995No College
1 Luukkonen, Ukko-Pekka G6-419603/09/1999No College
47 Malone, Sean C6-019704/30/1995No College
19 McCabe, Jake D6-120610/12/1993No College
33 Miller, Colin D6-119610/29/1992No College
37 Mittelstadt, Casey C6-120211/22/1998No College
62 Montour, Brandon D6-019304/11/1994No College
8 Nelson, Casey D6-118507/18/1992No College
52 Oglevie, Andrew C5-1017902/16/1995No College
21 Okposo, Kyle RW6-021904/16/1988No College
68 Olofsson, Victor LW5-1118107/18/1995No College
82 Olson, Kyle RW5-1117003/22/1999No College
73 Pekar, Matej C6-017002/10/2000No College
24 Pilut, Lawrence D5-1117912/30/1995No College
12 Porter, Kevin C6-019003/12/1986No College
38 Redmond, Zach D6-221207/26/1988No College
23 Reinhart, Sam RW6-119211/06/1995No College
55 Ristolainen, Rasmus D6-421510/27/1994No College
71 Rodrigues, Evan C5-1017607/28/1993No College
25 Ruotsalainen, Arttu C5-818110/29/1997No College
6 Scandella, Marco D6-321002/23/1990No College
43 Sheary, Conor LW5-817606/08/1992No College
53 Skinner, Jeff LW5-1118705/16/1992No College
49 Smith, C.J. LW5-1118112/01/1994No College
17 Sobotka, Vladimir C5-1118907/02/1987No College
61 Stephens, Devante D6-219901/02/1997No College
72 Thompson, Tage RW6-620510/30/1997No College
35 Ullmark, Linus G6-421307/31/1993No College
13 Vesey, Jimmy RW6-319905/26/1993No College
20 Wilson, Scott LW5-1118604/24/1992No College