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Edmonton Oilers vs Buffalo Sabres 3/6/2023 Picks, Tips and Predictions

Edmonton Oilers vs Buffalo Sabres 3/6/2023 Picks, Tips and Predictions

On Monday evening, the Edmonton Oilers will travel to the KeyBank Center in Buffalo to face off against the Buffalo Sabres. Currently, the Oilers have a record of 34-22-8 and sit in fourth place in the Pacific Division. Despite losing three of their last five games, including a recent defeat against the Winnipeg Jets, the Oilers remain within striking distance of first place in their division with 76 points, just four behind the Vegas Golden Knights.

In their most recent game against the Jets, the Oilers were led by the outstanding play of their All-Star Center, Leon Draisaitl, who scored three goals, including one on a power-play shot early in the first period. Draisaitl’s impressive performance included his 40th unassisted goal of the season and his third goal of the match on a power-play opportunity, which tied the game at 4-4 before the Oilers ultimately lost 5-7. Despite the loss, the Oilers recorded 33 shots and 11 hits while winning 31 faceoffs throughout the game.

  • Edmonton is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Buffalo.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Oilers are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division. 

Edmonton Oilers vs Buffalo Sabres 3/6/2023 Picks, Tips and Predictions

Looking to secure their second straight win, the Buffalo Sabres will continue their homestand by hosting the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday evening. Currently, the Sabres hold fourth place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 32-25-4, totaling 68 points. While playing at home this season, Buffalo has recorded a 13-16-2 record. The team has won four of its last six games, including a recent home victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a score of 5-3. Boasting an impressive offense, the Sabres have scored an average of 3.74 goals per game, with All-Star Right-winger Tage Thompson leading the team with 82 points.

In their previous game against the Lightning, the Sabres scored three goals in the final period to secure their 5-3 victory. Right-winger Tage Thompson was a key player, tying the score at 1-1 with a power-play goal less than four minutes into the first period, assisted by Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. Buffalo went on to score four more successive goals from Centers Vinnie Hinostroza and Tyson Jost, Right-wingman Jack Quinn, and Left-wingman Jeff Skinner, ultimately securing their win.

  • The total stayed UNDER in 4 of the Sabres’ last 5 matches with the Oilers.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of the Buffalo Sabres’ last 5 games at home.
  • Buffalo is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home against Edmonton.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Buffalo Sabres. The NHL Pick for this contest is Edmonton Sabres. Tonight’s game will see the Buffalo Sabres still without the services of Right-winger Alex Tuch, who has been out of action for the past two weeks due to a lower-body injury. Both the Sabres and the Edmonton Oilers are currently among the NHL’s top three highest-scoring teams. However, the Oilers have a superior record on the road with 18 wins, 10 losses, and 3 ties, while the Sabres have won 13, lost 16, and tied 2 games at home. With this in mind, the prediction is that the Edmonton Oilers will emerge victorious with a score of 5-4. 

NHL Starting Time: 7:30 PM ET

Location: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY 

Date: Monday, March 6, 2023                                                                                         

TV: ESPN+ Hockey Night

NHL Odds/Point Spread: Edmonton Oilers -144               

NHL Totals: 7.0

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