Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Buffalo Sabres will play the last game of their back-to-back match against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Ppg Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 3:00 PM (EDT). In their most recent game, the Sabres scored four goals. The Penguins, on the other hand, are coming off an 8-goal performance in their previous game. Buffalo has a terrible 15-33-7 record heading into this game. Buffalo had a difficult season, averaging just 2.44 goals per game. Buffalo is 8th at 15-33 in the NL East Division.

The Sabres are allowing just 3.55 goals per game on average. The Sabres aren’t very good on the power play, converting just 21.1 percent of the time this season. Buffalo has a penalty kill percentage of 77.44% so far. Sam Reinhart has 40 points, including a team-high 25 goals and 15 assists, while Victor Olofsson has 32 points, including 13 goals and 19 assists. This season, Rasmus Dahlin has 23 points and 18 assists, while Casey Mittelstadt has 22 points (10 goals, and 12 assists).

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 5 matches.

  • The Buffalo Sabres are 1-7 SU in their last 8 matches against Pittsburgh.

  • The total went OVER in 8 of Buffalo’s last 9 matches this season.

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Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins Predictions 5/8/2021

The Penguins scored a total of 3.49 goals per game this season. The Penguins gave up a total of 2.82 goals per game this season. The Penguins have a cumulative conversion rate of 24 percent when they are on the power play. Pittsburgh’s penalty kill is currently killing 77.3 percent of all power plays. The Pittsburgh Penguins have a 36-16-3 record this season, which qualifies them for the playoffs. The Penguins’ main goal now is to qualify for the playoffs as one of the top seeds in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh is 1st at 36-16 in the NL East Division.

Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins in scoring with 62 points on the season, including a team-high 24 goals and 38 assists, while Jake Guentzel has 57 points on the season (23 goals and 34 apples). Kris Letang has 45 points and 38 assists, Bryan Rust has 42 points and 22 goals while Jared McCann and Kasperi Kapanen both have double-figure goals and assist totals this season.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 matches.

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are 11-3 SU in their last 14 matches at home against Buffalo.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 matches this season.

Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins. The NHL pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Penguins. Buffalo will be outmatched in nearly every aspect of the game in this matchup. The Sabres will also face a Penguins team that is in the playoff hunt. Expect the Penguins to come in and play a lot better in this game, keeping the Sabres at bay and allowing the Penguins to win this game. The Pittsburgh Penguins will win to a predicted score of 4-2.

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Buffalo Sabres vs Pittsburgh Penguins 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 3:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Ppg Paints Arena, Pittsburgh

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

TV: ATTP

NHL Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -350

NHL Totals: 5.5

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