Buffalo Sabres vs Minnesota Wild 1-28-23

Buffalo Sabres vs Minnesota Wild 1/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Buffalo Sabres vs Minnesota Wild 1/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Buffalo Sabres will meet with the Minnesota Wild in NHL action in Xcel Energy Center, MN, on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 9:00 PM ET. Buffalo leads the NHL in scoring with an average of 3.79 goals per game.


The Sabres are taking 32.5 shots a game on average, which is a 12th-place average. Buffalo’s power play ranks sixth best in the NHL, scoring 25.7% of the time when the Sabres have the man advantage.


Buffalo’s top goal scorer is Tage Thompson, who has 34, while Alex Tuch and Victor Olofsson each have 23. Rasmus Dahlin leads all players with 41 assists.


Dahlin comes in second with 54 points, and Thompson leads the squad with 68. In 48 games, Buffalo has 44 goals on the power play.


As the Sabres are surrendering an average of 3.38 goals per game, which ranks 23rd in the NHL, Buffalo’s weakness is in its own zone. Buffalo is surrendering 32.8 shots per game on average, which ranks 25th.


Only 27th in the NHL, Buffalo’s penalty kill team successfully prevents goals from being scored against opponents 73.8% of the time the Sabres are shorthanded.


Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 19 appearances between the pipes and is 13-5-1 with a 3.29 goals against average and.899 save percentage.


  • The Buffalo Sabres are 5-0 SU in their last 5 matches. 
  • The Sabres are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games with the Wild. 
  • Buffalo is 4-1 SU in their last 5 road outings with Minnesota.

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Buffalo Sabres vs Minnesota Wild Predictions 1/28/2023


The Minnesota Wild rank 11th in the NHL in goals allowed per game, averaging 2.85. The average number of shots Minnesota allows per game is 30.0, which ranks ninth-lowest.


When the Wild are shorthanded, Minnesota’s 16th-ranked penalty kill squad keeps the opposition scoreless 79.1% of the time.


While backup Filip Gustavsson is 11-7-1 with a 2.26 goals against average and.922 save percentage, Marc-Andre Fleury is 15-10-3 with a 2.91 goals against average and.904 save percentage. Minnesota scores 3.09 goals per game, which ranks 20th in the NHL.


The Wild are scoring on the power play 24.0% of the time when they have the man advantage, which is the 12th highest rate, and they are averaging 31.3 shots per game, which ranks them 18th overall.


Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota in every statistical category, posting club highs in goals scored (27), assists (31), and points (58).


Mats Zuccarello became the second-leading scorer with 19 goals and the second-leading assist provider with 28. Three more Minnesotan players scored more than ten goals. In 47 games, Minnesota has 36 goals on the power play.


  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 matches at home. 
  • The Minnesota Wild is 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches at home against Buffalo.
  • The Wild is 13-7 SU in their last 20 matches played in January.

Buffalo Sabres vs Minnesota Wild. The NHL pick for this game is the Buffalo Sabres. Buffalo is experiencing its greatest season in a few years and is leading the NHL in scoring with an average of 3.79 goals per game.


Buffalo is now ninth in the Eastern Conference rankings, although it is only two points behind Pittsburgh for the eighth and final position. Buffalo has a 15-7-1 road record and performed remarkably well.


The Sabres triumphed in each of their past five matches overall, and they are powerful opponents. The Wild lost five of their last seven games when playing a club with a winning record, despite Minnesota having a solid season as well.


Buffalo lost its last 5 matches played in Minnesota, but it triumphed in five of its last six encounters with the Wild overall. Buffalo will win to a predicted score of 7-3.


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Buffalo Sabres vs Minnesota Wild 1/28/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 9:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Xcel Energy Center, MN


Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023




NHL Odds: Buffalo Sabres +163


NHL Totals: 6.5


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