Edmonton Oilers vs Buffalo Sabers 10/18/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Buffalo Sabers (1-1) vs. Edmonton Oilers (1-1)
October 18, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -278 / Buffalo Sabers +220; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Buffalo Sabers and the Edmonton Oilers meet in NHL action from Rogers Place on Tuesday night.

The Buffalo Sabers will be looking to rebound from their first loss of the season, falling 4-3 at the hands of the Florida Panthers in their last game. Rasmus Dahlin has a team-high 3 points with a pair of goals and an assist while Alex Tuch, JJ Peterka and Victor Olofsson each have a pair of points, with Olofsson logging a pair of goals while Tuch and Peterka each have a goal and an assist Craig Anderson’s gone 1-0 with a 1.00 GAA and a .972 save percentage while Eric Comrie’s 0-1 with a 4.02 GAA and an .892 save percentage this season.

The Edmonton Oilers will try to bounce back from a 4-3 loss at the hands of Calgary in their last game. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl share the team lead with 5 points, with McDavid logging a team-high 4 goals while Draisaitl’s got a team-high 4 assists. Darnell Nurse, Zach Hyman and Evander Kane each have a pair of points with Hyman and Kane each logging a pair of assists. Jack Campbell’s gone 1-1 with a 3.01 GAA and an .851 save percentage through his first two starts of the season.

Buffalo is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall and 36-95 in their last 131 road games while the over is 5-2-2 in their last 9 road games. Edmonton is 19-7 in their last 26 home games and 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Atlantic division while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Eastern Conference.

I get the reasoning for backing either side here, but I’m looking at the over here. Both sides like playing at a fast pace and have been finding the back of the net with a fair bit of consistency early on this season. The goaltending is also fully capable of blowing up here, so give me the over.

Chris Ruffolo’s Free Pick:

over 6.5

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