Buffalo vs Carolina: prediction for the NHL game
The Sabres and the Hurricanes lock horns in the NHL on Wednesday. What to expect from the teams? Look out for our prediction below.
Buffalo had a five-game winning streak and came very close to the top eight. Currently, the Sabres are just one point behind Pittsburgh and they must not slow down if they want to get into the playoffs (which they have a really good chance of doing this season). The Sabres won three out of five games in regulation and overcame the Islanders and Dallas in overtime. After that, however, Buffalo lost to Minnesota in a penalty shootout (2:3 SO).
Carolina are unbeaten in the last six games. The Hurricanes didn't have it easy, for instance, San Jose put up a good fight, but the Canes eked out a win in overtime (5:4 OT). They also managed to beat the leaders of the Eastern Conference Boston with a score of 4:1 and defeat Dallas (3:2 OT). Thanks to these successful results, Carolina climbed to 2nd in the standings.
Ставка 1st goal: Buffalo
In 3 head-to-head games in a row, Buffalo scored the first goal.
Ставка 1st period: total over 1.5 goals
In 4 head-to-head games out of 5, the teams scored more than one goal in the first period.
Carolina are the favourites in this game - the Canes are on top form and rarely lose points on road trips. Buffalo, despite enjoying a good run of form as well, probably won't be able to overcome Carolina, who are a stronger team overall.
Our prediction - Carolina to win
In head-to-head games, the teams usually demonstrate open hockey and score a lot. In the last 11 meetings, they scored more than six goals, so we recommend taking the over.
Second bet -total over 6 goals