Buffalo Sabres vs Dallas Stars Game Preview 1/23/2023

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Buffalo Sabres vs Dallas Stars Game Preview 1/23/2023

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Buffalo Sabres vs Dallas Stars Game Preview 1/23/2023

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The Rundown:

The top team in the Central Division looks to hold off the young Buffalo Sabres tonight in Dallas. The Stars and Sabres have both gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and have won two games in a row. Both teams tonight are looking to make a statement and win. With the All-Star break fastly approaching, it’s important to get big wins before a long break.

The Matchup

The Dallas Stars defeated the Sabres both times last season, scoring nine goals in those matchups to Buffalo’s six. Dallas’ leading scorer, Jason Robertson, has 31 goals and 64 points in 48 games played. Tage Thompson leads the Sabres with 32 goals and 61 points through 48 games. The Sabres own the league’s fourth best powerplay converting at 26.5%, meanwhile the Stars own the league’s sixth best powerplay, converting at 25.7%. Expect a ton of goals between the two teams, with each team averaging more than three goals per game.

 

Players To Watch

For the Sabres, Alex Tuch is the player to watch. Tuch is currently on a four game point streak, having notched five points in that span. Since being traded from the Vegas Golden Knights to Buffalo, Tuch is on pace to have a career year in scoring. Tuch has 50 points in 45 games and his career high is 52 points in 74 games played back in 2018-19. The first line winger is a nice power forward to complement Tage Thompson and Jeff Skinner.

For the Stars, Miro Heiskanen is the player to watch. Heiskanen has been quietly putting together another amazing scoring season. He has scored 39 points in 45 games which is now his current career high in points. Heiskanen on the top pairing for Dallas has eight points in his last game games, three of which he notched two assists.

 

Odds Presented By Betfred Sportsbook

Spread- Dallas Stars -1.5 (+130)  / Buffalo Sabres +1.5 (-150)

Moneyline- Dallas Stars -185 / Buffalo Sabres +155

Total- 6.5- Over (-130) / Under (+110)

 

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