Columbus vs Buffalo Pro Hoops Lines Report
On Friday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets head to Buffalo to take on the Sabres in NHL online betting action. The Blue Jackets (32-40-8, 72 points) are in eighth place in the Metropolitan Division but just routed the Toronto Maple Leafs on the road Wednesday night, 5-1. The Sabres (344-35-11, 79 points) are in sixth place in the Atlantic Division and just knocked off the New Jersey Devils on the road on Tuesday night, 3-1.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Buffalo Sabres Pro Hoops Lines Report
When: Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:00pm ET
Where: First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
TV: FSOH, MSGB
Radio: WGR 550 SportsRadio Buffalo
Live Stream: NHL-Stream.com
NHL Odds: TBA
Why should you bet on the the Blue Jackets?
Columbus will be riding the momentum of a huge third period into Buffalo. Against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Brandon Dubinsky lit the lamp twice in that third frame, and Brandon Saad chipped in a goal and a helper. Sergei Bobrovsky played a solid game in goal, stopping 26 shots. This is a young team that has a lot of players who are fresh from the developmental leagues, but as they rebuild and add confidence, this is a team that could find its way into the playoffs next year.
Why should you put your money on Buffalo?
The Sabres are putting on a nifty streak at the end of the regular season, even they are far below the playoffs in the Eastern Conference standings. They have now won three in a row, and in their last 11 contests, they have gone 7-2-2. They entered the season with a new coach and a bunch of new players on the roster, but they are growing as the season comes to an end and will give the rest of the Atlantic Division more of a difficult time next year.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like the Sabres to come home and continue their hot streak. I’m picking Buffalo to come out on top, 3-2.