Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres Betting Odds & Prediction

The Toronto Maple Leafs (37-20-4) take on the Buffalo Sabres (29-24-8) in the Battle of the QEW at the Scotiabank Arena for the second time in less than a week on Saturday night.

In Monday’s game at the same venue, the Maple Leafs ran out 5-3 winners despite ending the 1st Period 1-0 down. Since then the Maple Leafs will have faced the Edmonton Oilers on home-ice on Wednesday evening and then a road trip to the New York Islanders on Thursday evening.

At present the Maple Leafs are averaging 3.56 Goals per Game to leave them high up in 4th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 2.84 Goals per Game (10th overall). John Tavares now has 35 goals for the season, while Mitch Marner has contributed 50 assists.

Following Monday’s loss the Sabres went down to a 5-2 defeat at the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday evening, before facing the Pittsburgh Penguins on home-ice on Friday evening.

The Sabres are currently averaging 2.81 Goals per Game, leaving them down in 23rd in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.13 Goals per Game (tied 20th overall). Jeff Skinner has scored 36 goals for the Sabres, while Jack Eichel has registered 47 assists this season.

The majority of NHL predictions will side with the Maple Leafs here in anticipating another win on home-ice against the Sabres. It’s difficult to argue against that, so the Maple Leafs have to be the pick on the Money Line betting odds to win here.

Pick: Money Line – Toronto Maple Leafs

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