The New Jersey Devils head to the KeyBank Center tonight for a matchup with the Buffalo Sabres. Puck-drop between the two Eastern Conference teams is all set for 7:00 p.m. EST.
New Jersey comes into this game with a record of 45-18-8 on the season and they have gone 5-3-2 over their last 10 games overall. The Devils currently sit in second place within the Metropolitan Division and are right behind the Carolina Hurricanes for first place. Every game matters right now so making sure they take advantage of opportunities will be huge for this squad as the season winds down. New Jersey has been one of the better teams all season long and looks like they will be a tough out come playoff time.
Buffalo holds a record of 33-31-6 on the season and they have dropped four straight entering tonight. This was a team that had playoff hopes just a few short weeks ago but poor play has seen them drop down the standings. They likely won’t make the postseason unless something crazy happens but all they can do is control their own games for now. As they take on the Devils, they will need to make sure that they try to shut down passing lanes as the Devils are one of the better offensive teams around the league.
Prediction: New Jersey Devils 5, Buffalo Sabres 4
I like the Devils in this one tonight. The Sabres are on a losing streak and it continues as New Jersey grabs a massive win to keep them afloat in the division race.
Odds Presented By Betfred Sportsbook
Spread – New Jersey Devils -1.5 (+140) / Buffalo Sabres +1.5 (-165)
Moneyline – New Jersey Devils -180 / Buffalo Sabres +150
Total – 6.5 – Over (-135) / Under (+115)
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