Buffalo Sabres vs Chicago Blackhawks 1-17-23

Buffalo Sabres vs Chicago Blackhawks 1/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Buffalo Sabres vs Chicago Blackhawks 1/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Buffalo Sabres will go against the Chicago Blackhawks in NHL action in United Center, IL, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 8:30 PM ET.


The Buffalo Sabres (21-19-2) suffered their fourth defeat in the previous five games (1-4-0) after losing their fourth straight domestic game (0-4-0) to the Florida Panthers at KeyBank Center this afternoon by a score of 4-1.


Midway through the third period, Buffalo’s only goal of the game came from Alex Tuch (21 goals, 46 points this season), who also let up an empty-netter with 1:38 left on the clock.


Buffalo is still a strong 6-1-0 in its most recent seven travel games despite the home slide.


Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, the goalie, made 30 saves earlier today to improve his record to 10-5-1 overall with a 3.41 GAA and an. 897 save percentage.


However, after going 1-1-0 (3.50 GAA;.883 save percentage) and 7-5-4 (3.46 GAA;.906 save percentage) against the Chicago Blackhawks, respectively, Eric Comrie (4-8-0 with a 3.67 GAA and a.883 save percentage, or Craig Anderson (7-6-1 with a 2.70 GAA and a.921 save percentage), will guard Buffalo’s crease tomorrow.


  • The Buffalo Sabres are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches. 
  • The Sabres are 4-15 SU in their last 19 games with Chicago. 
  • Buffalo is 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches on the road.

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Buffalo Sabres vs Chicago Blackhawks Predictions 1/17/2023


The Chicago Blackhawks (11-26-4), who were on a three-game winning streak, were defeated 8-5 by the Seattle Kraken at United Center on Saturday, falling for the 22nd time in their previous 27 games (5-21-1).


The Hawks, who allowed six goals in the opening period, including five in a span of 3:41, were helped by a snipe and 2 assists from Taylor Raddysh (12 goals, 19 points this season).


Following a three-game absence due to a lower-body injury, Patrick Kane (8 goals, 28 points) netted and had a game-high 7 shots on goal for Chicago, and Seth Jones (2 goals, 16 points) contributed 3 assists.


In the first 12 minutes of play, goalie Petr Mrazek (3-10-1 on the year with a 4.26 GAA and a.875 save percentage) allowed four goals on five shots before being substituted by Alex Stalock (6-6-1 on the season with a 2.70 GAA and a.918 save percentage), who went on to make 21 saves.


Mrazek has a career record of 6-5-1 against the Sabres with a 3.09 GAA and a.893 save percentage, while Stalock has a 1-1-0 career record against Buffalo with a 1.52 GAA and a.935 save percentage.


  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the Blackhawks’ previous 9 meetings. 
  • The Chicago Blackhawks are 4-14 SU in their last 18 matches. 
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 matches against Buffalo.

Buffalo Sabres vs Chicago Blackhawks. The NHL pick for this game is the Chicago Blackhawks. The Sabres suffered their fourth straight home loss to begin their current string of back-to-back losses.


However, the squad excelled when playing away from home; in its last seven away games, Buffalo won six games. Despite that, it’s tough to ignore the Blackhawks as a +150 underdog in this matchup.


The last 21 matches between Chicago and the Sabres resulted in an astounding 16 triumphs for Chicago, who also posted an astonishing 10 victories in their last 11 matchups in Chicago.


The Blackhawks won three of their last four domestic games overall while having a generally disappointing season, whereas Buffalo’s performance in the second match of back-to-backs resulted in 121 losses over the prior 171 times.


The Chicago Blackhawks will win to a predicted score of 5-3.


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Buffalo Sabres vs Chicago Blackhawks 1/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 8:30 PM (EDT)


Location: United Center, IL


Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023




NHL Odds: Buffalo Sabres -157


NHL Totals: 6.5


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