Buffalo Sabres vs. Nashville Predators Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 07

Apr 6, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Alex Tuch (89) scores a goal during a shootout against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.
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We have your Buffalo Sabres vs. Nashville Predators prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Buffalo Sabres hit the road to face the Nashville Predators.

The Nashville Predators (35-25-3) are set to host the Buffalo Sabres (29-29-5) in a clash that could have playoff implications for both teams. As the Predators aim to solidify their standing in the Western Conference, the Sabres are fighting to keep their postseason hopes alive in the East.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Nashville Predators Odds Info

Moneyline: Buffalo Sabres +140 (BetRivers) / Nashville Predators -167 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Buffalo Sabres -180 (BetRivers) / Nashville Predators +145 (BetRivers)

Total: 6.5 – +100 (BetMGM) / -115 (Bet365)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 07

Time: 08:00 PM

Location: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN


Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Buffalo Sabres have 15 wins and 16 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Buffalo Sabres have 15 wins and 25 losses.
  • This season, the Buffalo Sabres have hit 25 overs and 38 unders.

Nashville Predators Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Nashville Predators have 17 wins and 16 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Nashville Predators have 18 wins and 10 losses.
  • This season, the Nashville Predators have hit 32 overs and 31 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators have faced off three times, with the Predators emerging victorious in two of those encounters. Interestingly, the visiting team has swept all three games, indicating a trend where home-ice advantage did not play a significant role. When it comes to betting statistics, the Sabres have proven to be the better bet, covering the spread in two out of the three games, while the Predators have only covered once. In terms of the over-under bets, the games have tended to be high-scoring affairs, with the total score going over the set line twice and under once. The most recent game between the two, played on December 3, 2023, saw a tight contest with a low total score of 3, resulting in the under hitting. Other notable statistics from the past games include the Predators’ strong defensive performance with a higher number of blocked shots and hits in the most recent game, and the Sabres’ goaltender, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, featuring prominently in all three matchups.

The most recent game on December 3, 2023, ended with a narrow 2-1 victory for the Nashville Predators over the Buffalo Sabres. Filip Forsberg and Yakov Trenin were the goal scorers for Nashville, with Trenin’s goal being the game-winner. Victor Olofsson scored the lone goal for Buffalo. The Predators showcased a solid defensive effort, blocking 12 shots and delivering 25 hits, while the Sabres managed 14 blocked shots and 19 hits. Nashville also dominated in the faceoff circle, winning 59.3% of the draws compared to Buffalo’s 40.7%. The goaltenders from both teams had impressive performances, with Nashville’s Juuse Saros saving 34 out of 35 shots for a save percentage of 0.971, and Buffalo’s Luukkonen saving 27 out of 29 shots for a save percentage of 0.931. Despite the loss, the Sabres covered the spread as the game ended with a one-goal margin, and the closing spread was 1.5 in favor of Nashville.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Nashville Predators Predictions

The Nashville Predators are looking to bounce back from a recent loss and continue their push for a playoff spot. With Filip Forsberg leading the team in goals and points, and Roman Josi providing top-notch playmaking from the blue line, the Predators have the offensive firepower to challenge any opponent. However, they’ll need to tighten up defensively, as they’ve been inconsistent in their own end at times this season.

The Buffalo Sabres, on the other hand, are coming off two consecutive losses and need to turn things around quickly to stay in the playoff hunt. Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Dahlin have been key contributors for the Sabres, with Dahlin leading the team in assists and points from the defense. Buffalo will need to leverage their offensive talents while also getting solid goaltending from Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, who has been a standout in previous matchups against the Predators.

This game could come down to special teams and goaltending, with both teams looking to gain an edge in what’s expected to be a tightly contested matchup. The Predators have the home-ice advantage at Bridgestone Arena, but the Sabres have shown they can win on the road. It will be interesting to see which team can impose their style of play and take control of the game early on.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Nashville Predators Pick

The Buffalo Sabres have shown resilience on the road and have a strong track record against the Nashville Predators, covering the spread in two out of their last three meetings. Despite their recent losses, the Sabres have the offensive skills to challenge the Predators, especially with Rasmus Dahlin’s playmaking abilities and Jeff Skinner’s goal-scoring prowess. The Sabres’ ability to perform under pressure, as evidenced by their tendency to cover the spread as underdogs, makes them a compelling pick for the moneyline bet, particularly with the attractive odds offered by BetRivers.

Furthermore, the historic head-to-head data suggests that the visiting team has had the upper hand in recent matchups, which bodes well for Buffalo. With the Predators coming off a loss and showing some defensive vulnerabilities, the Sabres have an opportunity to capitalize on any lapses. Considering the Sabres’ strong performance in past games against the Predators, including a solid showing from goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, there’s reason to believe that Buffalo can replicate their previous success and secure a victory on the road.

The Pick: Buffalo Sabres +140 (BetRivers)

Buffalo Sabres vs. Nashville Predators Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Nashville Predators

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Filip Forsberg Points 0.5 7/10 -180 +140 1.1 1.20
Gustav Nyquist Points 0.5 8/10 -135 +105 1.3 1.20
Roman Josi Points 0.5 7/10 -166 +130 1.2 1.20
Luke Evangelista Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -195 +150 2.3 2.35
Thomas Novak Points 0.5 7/10 +100 -130 0.8 0.85
Cody Glass Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -166 +130 2.6 2.40