Sabres vs. Rangers Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Monday, Nov. 27

Nov 22, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers left wing Alexis Lafreniere (13) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at PPG Paints Arena.
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We have your Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Buffalo Sabres hit the road to face the New York Rangers.

The New York Rangers (15-3-1) are set to host the Buffalo Sabres (9-10-2) in a clash of Eastern Conference teams. As the Rangers aim to extend their three-game winning streak, the Sabres are looking to rebound from their recent loss and climb back to a .500 record.

Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers Odds Info

Moneyline: Buffalo Sabres +180 (BetRivers) / New York Rangers -230 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Buffalo Sabres -130 (BetMGM) / New York Rangers +105 (BetMGM)

Total: 6.5 – -122 (FanDuel) / -100 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Monday, Nov. 27

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: Madison Square Garden – New York City, NY


Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Buffalo Sabres have 4 wins and 7 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Buffalo Sabres have 4 wins and 10 losses.
  • This season, the Buffalo Sabres have hit 8 overs and 13 unders.

New York Rangers Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the New York Rangers have 6 wins and 1 loss.
  • As the favorite this season, the New York Rangers have 12 wins and 2 losses.
  • This season, the New York Rangers have hit 8 overs and 11 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres have faced off four times, with each team securing two victories apiece. These matchups have shown a tendency for the visiting team to come out on top, with three out of the four games won by the team on the road. When it comes to betting statistics, the Buffalo Sabres have proven to be more reliable against the spread, covering it in three of the four encounters, while the Rangers have done so only once. Interestingly, none of the games have gone over the set point total, with all four games resulting in the under hitting. In terms of goalkeeping, both teams have shown strong performances at times, with save percentages frequently above .900. The Rangers have demonstrated a particularly robust defense, blocking a significant number of shots in each game, which has been a key factor in their victories.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on October 12, 2023, where the New York Rangers dominated the Buffalo Sabres with a decisive 5-1 victory. The Rangers’ offensive strength was on full display, with multiple players contributing to the scoreline, including a pair of goals from Chris Kreider. The Rangers outshot the Sabres 31-25 and were efficient on the power play, converting 25% of their opportunities. Defensively, they were just as impressive, blocking 23 shots and limiting the Sabres to a single goal. The Rangers’ goaltender, Igor Shesterkin, had an excellent game, saving 24 out of 25 shots for a save percentage of .960. This game highlighted the Rangers’ ability to control both ends of the ice, from sharpshooting forwards to a solid defensive line and goaltending.

Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers Predictions

The New York Rangers have been on a tear this season, boasting a first-place position in the Metropolitan Division with an impressive 15-3-1 record. They enter this matchup on a three-game winning streak, demonstrating a potent offense and a stingy defense that has been difficult for opponents to penetrate. With star players like Artemi Panarin leading the team in points and Chris Kreider topping the goal-scoring charts, the Rangers have a balanced attack that can strike from anywhere on the ice. Their power play has been particularly effective, and their goaltending, led by Igor Shesterkin, has provided the backbone for their success.

The Buffalo Sabres, on the other hand, have had an inconsistent start to the season, currently sitting sixth in the Atlantic Division with a 9-10-2 record. Despite their struggles, the Sabres have shown flashes of brilliance, particularly from their top scorer Jeff Skinner and playmaker Casey Mittelstadt. However, the team has been hampered by defensive lapses and an inability to maintain leads, which has led to a series of frustrating losses. The Sabres will need to tighten up their defense and capitalize on their scoring opportunities if they hope to upset the Rangers on their home ice.

This game will feature a key matchup between the Rangers’ high-powered offense and the Sabres’ need to improve defensively. The Rangers have been dominant at Madison Square Garden, and they will look to leverage their home-ice advantage. For the Sabres, the key to the game will be whether they can contain the Rangers’ top scorers while finding ways to penetrate a defense that has allowed few goals this season. With both teams eager to secure a win, this matchup promises to be an exciting contest filled with strategic plays and top-tier hockey talent.

Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers Pick

The New York Rangers have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the NHL this season, and their performance at Madison Square Garden has been particularly formidable. With a 6-1-0 record at home and a three-game winning streak, the Rangers’ combination of offensive firepower and defensive solidity makes them the clear favorites in this matchup. Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider have been in exceptional form, and goaltender Igor Shesterkin has been a wall between the pipes. Given these factors, and considering the Rangers’ recent comprehensive 5-1 victory over the Sabres, a moneyline bet on the Rangers is the most logical choice.

While the Buffalo Sabres have the potential to surprise, their inconsistency and defensive woes make them a risky bet, especially against a team as well-rounded as the Rangers. The Sabres’ road record of 4-5-2 does not inspire confidence, and their recent loss adds to the skepticism of their ability to pull off an upset. The historic head-to-head data suggests that the visiting team often has the upper hand, but with the Rangers’ current form and the Sabres’ struggles, it is reasonable to expect a deviation from this trend. The Rangers’ recent performances, coupled with their home advantage, make them the smart pick for this game.

The Pick: New York Rangers -230. (BetRivers)

Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers Player Prop Picks

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

Buffalo Sabres

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Casey Mittelstadt Assists 0.5 7/10 +140 -180 0.7 0.80
John-Jason Peterka Points 0.5 7/10 +114 -145 1.0 0.86
Casey Mittelstadt Points 0.5 7/10 -120 -110 0.7 0.80
Alex Tuch Points 0.5 7/10 -175 +135 1.0 0.85

New York Rangers

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Alexis Lafreniere Shots On Goal 1.5 9/10 -195 +150 2.8 2.87
Erik Gustafsson Assists 0.5 8/10 +105 -135 0.9 0.94
Erik Gustafsson Points 0.5 8/10 -120 -110 1.0 1.06
Artemi Panarin Shots On Goal 2.5 8/10 -175 +135 4.3 4.41
Vincent Trocheck Points 0.5 7/10 -166 +130 1.2 1.20
Chris Kreider Points 0.5 7/10 -166 +130 1.2 1.20