Sabres vs. Blue Jackets Prediction: Odds, Puck Line & Insights for February 23

The Buffalo Sabres (25-27-4) are favorites when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets (18-27-10) on Friday, February 23 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN+, BSOH, and MSG-B. The Sabres are -160 on the moneyline to win, while the Blue Jackets have +135 moneyline odds.

To prepare for this matchup, here is who we predict to emerge victorious in Friday's hockey action.

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Sabres vs. Blue Jackets Game Info

  • When: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+, BSOH, and MSG-B
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio

Prediction: Who will win the Sabres vs. Blue Jackets game?

Computer picks for Sabres vs Blue Jackets
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Blue Jackets (+1.5) Under (6.5) Blue Jackets 4 Sabres 3

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Sabres Betting Insights (Last 10 Games)

  • In its last 10 contests Buffalo has gone 5-5-0 overall, with a 5-5-0 record against the spread.
  • In its past 10 games, Buffalo hit the over four times.
  • The Sabres' past 10 games have averaged 0.2 fewer goals than the over/under of 6.5 set for this matchup.
  • During the last 10 games, the Sabres have scored 0.2 fewer goals per game than their season average.

Blue Jackets Betting Insights (Last 10 Games)

  • Over its past 10 games, Columbus went 4-6-0 versus the spread and 4-5-1 straight up.
  • Five of Columbus' last 10 contests have hit the over.
  • The Blue Jackets and their opponents have combined to score an average of 6.5 goals in their last 10 games, identical to the over/under listed in this matchup.
  • In their last 10 games, Blue Jackets' game goal totals average 7.9 goals, equal to their season-long game scoring average.

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Sabres Top Performers

  • Casey Mittelstadt ranks first on Buffalo this season with 32 assists, while adding 13 goals to collect 45 total points.
  • Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen is 15-14-2 between the pipes. He has given up 76 goals (2.5 goals against average) while making 780 saves with a .911 save percentage.
  • Mittelstadt's plus-13 leads Buffalo.

Blue Jackets Top Performers

  • Columbus' top player in terms of points (40) and assists (32) is Johnny Gaudreau.
  • Elvis Merzlikins is 10-12-7 this season, with a 3.3 goals against average and a .900 save percentage (37th in the league).
  • Columbus' leader in plus-minus rating is Dmitri Voronkov, at +6.

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Sabres Injuries

Jack Quinn: Lower Body (Out), Erik Johnson: Illness (Questionable), Mattias Samuelsson: Upper Body (Out For Season), Owen Power: Upper Body (Out), Victor Olofsson: Illness (Out)

Blue Jackets Injuries

Patrik Laine: Collarbone (Out), Adam Fantilli: Leg (Out)

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