Columbus vs Buffalo Pro Hoops Lines Report

Posted by Aaron . on April 7, 2016 in

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
Radio: WGR 550 SportsRadio Buffalo
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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.