Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Odds & Prediction
February 25, 2019
It’s the Battle of the QEW at the Scotiabank Arena on Monday evening, with the Toronto Maple Leafs (37-20-4) taking on the Buffalo Sabres (29-24-8) in a clash between the Atlantic Division rivals.
The Maple Leafs had a remarkable 6-3 win on home-ice against arch-rivals the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday evening, having been 3-0 down at the end of the 1st Period. The result also ended a three-game losing streak for the Habs.
The Toronto Maple Leafs overcame a slow start and completed a memorable comeback in an emotional win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) February 24, 2019
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The Maple Leafs are currently averaging 3.54 Goals per Game, leaving them 4th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.84 Goals per Game (8th overall). John Tavares has scored 34 goals to date, while Mitch Marner has contributed 50 assists.
The Sabres put a stop to their own four-game losing streak when they secured a 5-2 win on home-ice against the Washington Capitals on Saturday afternoon, with Sam Reinhart scoring a hat-trick.
At present the Sabres are averaging 2.82 Goals per Game, which leaves them tied 22nd in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.07 Goals per Game (17th overall). Jeff Skinner has scored 36 goals for the Sabres, while Jack Eichel has recorded 47 assists.
With both teams having addressed recent poor runs of form last time out, they will both be seeking to build momentum with another win here. In terms of our bet predictions for the game, the Maple Leafs have to be the pick on the Money Line odds based on their home-ice advantage, a stronger roster and having had the better season to date.