Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Mar. 19

Nov 4, 2023; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Filip Hronek (17) makes a pass against the Dallas Stars in the second period at Rogers Arena.
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We have your Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Buffalo Sabres hit the road to face the Vancouver Canucks.

The Vancouver Canucks (42-18-8) are set to host the Buffalo Sabres (33-31-5) in a cross-conference clash at Rogers Arena. With the Canucks leading their division and the Sabres fighting for a wild-card spot, this game could have significant playoff implications.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks Odds Info

Moneyline: Buffalo Sabres +160 (BetRivers) / Vancouver Canucks -190 (BetRivers)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Buffalo Sabres -159 (BetRivers) / Vancouver Canucks +130 (BetRivers)

Total: 6.5 – -121 (BetRivers) / +100 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 19

Time: 09:00 PM

Location: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC


Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Buffalo Sabres have 16 wins and 18 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Buffalo Sabres have 18 wins and 26 losses.
  • This season, the Buffalo Sabres have hit 27 overs and 42 unders.

Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Vancouver Canucks have 21 wins and 11 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Vancouver Canucks have 26 wins and 18 losses.
  • This season, the Vancouver Canucks have hit 39 overs and 29 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres have faced off three times, with the Canucks winning two of those encounters and the Sabres claiming victory once. Interestingly, the visiting team has emerged victorious in all three matchups, indicating a trend where home-ice advantage did not play a significant role. When it comes to betting statistics, the Sabres have covered the spread twice, while the Canucks have done so once. In terms of totals betting, the ‘Under’ has been the winning bet in two of the three games, with the ‘Over’ hitting just once. The games have showcased a mix of offensive and defensive performances, with the total score ranging from as low as 1 to as high as 9 goals in a single game. The Canucks have demonstrated a strong faceoff win percentage, particularly in the most recent game, and both teams have shown a tendency for physical play with a considerable number of hits and blocked shots recorded.

The most recent game between the two teams, played on January 13, 2024, ended in a tight 1-0 victory for the Sabres. Sam Lafferty scored the only goal of the game, with Nikita Zadorov assisting, at the 2:05 mark of the second period. The game was a defensive battle, with both teams combining for a total of 49 shots on goal and numerous blocked shots. The Canucks outperformed the Sabres in the faceoff circle, winning 60.4% of the draws. Despite the loss, Vancouver’s goaltender Thatcher Demko had an impressive performance, saving all 26 shots he faced, while Buffalo’s Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 22 of 23 shots for a save percentage of 0.957. The game did not favor those betting on the ‘Over’ as the combined total score was well below the closing over-under line of 6.5.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks Predictions

The Vancouver Canucks come into this matchup on a two-game losing streak, but still hold a strong position at the top of their division. The team’s success has been driven by the offensive prowess of players like J.T. Miller, who leads the team with 87 points, and Brock Boeser, who tops the goal-scoring charts with 36 goals. Defensively, they’ve been solid, ranking high in the conference, which will be crucial as they face a Sabres team that has shown they can score in bunches.

On the other side, the Buffalo Sabres are coming off a win and are looking to build momentum as they chase a playoff berth. The Sabres have been led by the likes of Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Dahlin, who have been key contributors on the offensive front. Dahlin, in particular, has been a dual threat with his ability to set up plays and find the back of the net, leading the team with 50 points. However, the Sabres’ defensive game will be tested against a Canucks team that has shown they can be lethal in the offensive zone.

This game will feature a key matchup between the Canucks’ strong defensive unit and the Sabres’ offensive line. The Canucks will need to shut down the Sabres’ top scorers, while the Sabres must find a way to penetrate the Canucks’ defense and put pressure on their goaltender. With both teams having much to play for, this game is expected to be tightly contested, with special teams possibly playing a pivotal role in determining the outcome.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks Pick

The Buffalo Sabres come into this game with a strong recent performance, winning four of their last five games, and they have covered the spread in four of those as well. Despite the Vancouver Canucks’ solid season record and top division ranking, they are currently on a two-game losing streak and have struggled against the spread in their last ten games, winning only twice. The Sabres have shown resilience on the road and have a favorable moneyline at +160, offering a valuable opportunity for bettors looking for an underdog with a strong chance of winning.

Historically, the visiting team has won all three of the last matchups between these two teams, which bodes well for the Sabres. Additionally, the Sabres’ recent victory over the Canucks in a tight 1-0 game demonstrates their ability to perform in high-pressure situations. With the Canucks’ recent struggles and the Sabres’ upward trend, combined with the attractive odds, placing a moneyline bet on the Buffalo Sabres is a calculated risk that could yield a significant payoff.

The Pick: Buffalo Sabres +160 (BetRivers)

Buffalo Sabres vs. Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Picks

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

Vancouver Canucks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
J.T. Miller Points 0.5 8/10 -215 +165 1.2 1.20
Brock Boeser Points 0.5 8/10 -166 +130 0.9 0.92