Oilers vs Sabres Odds, Pick & Prediction (Mar 6)
- The Edmonton Oilers are -145 favorites in the Oilers vs Sabres odds on Monday (Mar. 6) at 7:30pm ET
- Edmonton is 34-22-8 this season, while Buffalo is 32-25-4
- Read below for the complete Oilers vs Sabres odds, plus best bets – including a same-game parlay
Edmonton travels to Buffalo to face the Sabres this Monday night.
Can the Buffalo Sabres pull off the mild upset at home or will it be the Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl show for Edmonton?
Let’s look at the Oilers vs Sabres odds and offer a top NHL pick for Monday night’s contest.
Oilers vs Sabres Odds
|Edmonton Oilers||-1.5 (+155)||O 7 (-130)||-145|
|Buffalo Sabres||+1.5 (-190)||U 7 (+110)||+120|
Both teams come in treading water a bit. Buffalo is 6-4 in their last 10 while Edmonton is 4-3-3. With the firepower of both teams, the Over is tenuously staying at 7, but note that -130. A shift to 7.5 is possible.
Stanley Cup odds are a cute afterthought for Buffalo at +15000. However, Edmonton has some aspirations and admirers at +1400. Teams around the Oilers include Dallas and Vegas. Even Tampa Bay (+1200) is not far from Edmonton.
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The crazy track meet that is Edmonton comes to Buffalo on Monday night with the promise of goals.
Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30pm ET at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. The game is broadcasted on Sportsnet.
The Edmonton Circus Comes To Town
Buffalo begins a stretch where they play three games in four nights. The Sabres looked at the schedule and figured oh no it’s Edmonton. With the Oilers, one never quite knows what will happen when the circus comes to town. Naturally, Edmonton is a team that can score in bunches.
#Oilers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are the first teammates to each record consecutive 40-goal seasons since Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr in 1995-96 and 1996-97! #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/xioQ0juCEj
— Eric Friesen 🏒 (@EricJFriesen) March 6, 2023
With Edmonton, goals can come at a frightening pace, but the Oilers can allow them just as frequently. Look at a recent game against Winnipeg as a prime example. Despite scoring five goals, including a Leon Draisaitl hat trick, Edmonton lost 7-5 simply because Jack Campbell and Stuart Skinner could not stop the bleeding.
Now, there is no question that Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl rule the offensive roost when it comes to offensive duos in the NHL. Few come close as McDavid tops the league with 122 points and Draisaitl is second with 96. McDavid leads the league in goals (52) and assists (70).
There comes a problem when defense is mentioned. However, few can dispute this fact with Connor McDavid. The virtual 2023 Hart Trophy winner has seen his odds shorten to the point of being a lock (-3000 as of March 1).
Buffalo Has Their Own Young Guns
The Buffalo Sabres counter with their own young players who can dazzle on any given hockey night. Even though Alex Tuch is out due to an injury, Tage Thompson continues to enjoy a great season. His 42 goals and 82 points put him on pace for Thompson’s first career 100-point season.
The Sabres, like we mentioned above, can be quite inconsistent. After a few less-than-stellar performances, they came out with a 5-3 win on Saturday versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Tage Thompson is on pace for 56 goals this season. That would tie Danny Gare (1979-80) for the 2nd-most in a season in #LetsGoBuffalo history. Alexander Mogilny holds the record with 76 in 1992-93. pic.twitter.com/TkEyF6EQxC
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) March 5, 2023
The Sabres are quite dangerously offensively. Buffalo ranks third in the league in goals for at 229. Now, their problem is also defense. It is a Sabres squad that is 24th in goals allowed (218). Injuries have hurt, but Buffalo has healthy goaltending for the first time all season.
So, the only part is which goaltending, of the three, does Buffalo start? Craig Anderson projects to start on Monday night. The 41-year-old goaltender has been their most consistent stopping pucks all season. His .918 save percentage figures to be tested against Edmonton.
Oilers vs Sabres Recent Results
|10/18/2022||EDM 2 – BUF 4||BUF||BUF||Under|
|3/17/2022||EDM 6 – BUF 1||EDM||EDM||Over|
|11/12/2021||BUF 3 – EDM 2||BUF||BUF||Under|
|1/2/2020||BUF 3 – EDM 2(OT)||BUF||EDM||Under|
|12/8/2019||EDM 2 – BUF 3 (SO)||BUF||BUF||Under|
The teams faced off earlier this season, with the Sabres stealing that game in Edmonton.
Oilers vs Sabres Prediction
The Oilers are 4-3-3 in their last 10 games, including that wild 7-5 loss to Winnipeg on Saturday. Again, both teams have had their ups and down. They are young after all. Expect a good deal more in the way of momentum swings on Monday night.
Oilers vs Sabres Same-Game Parlay Picks
|Connor McDavid Goal||-155|
|Tage Thompson Goal||-105|
|Over 7.5 Goals||+110|
The game feels every bit like what we saw in Saturday with Edmonton and Winnipeg. Buffalo has players like Dylan Cozens and even Vince Hinostroza who can score in waves. Expect the headliners to play pivotal roles in this tilt (McDavid, Draisaitl, and Thompson).
Edmonton seeks revenge for what happened early in the season. Both starting goaltenders are in for quite a workout tonight.
Pick: Edmonton Moneyline (-140)
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