There’s a light at the end of the tunnel in Buffalo, where the Sabres are in the process of building something special. They are loaded with high-end young talent with star forwards like Jack Eichel, Sam Reinhart and Casey Mittelstadt and slick defensemen such as Rasmus Ristolainen and Rasmus Dahlin, the first overall choice in the 2018 NHL entry draft. Eichel, Rick Martin and Thomas Vanek as the only players in franchise history to record at least 20 goals in each of their first four NHL seasons.
As a young team, the Sabres are also prone to be an inconsistent, streaky team, so it’s always wise to check their recent form before you decide which way to wager on the next Buffalo game. In 2018-19, the Sabres put together a franchise-record 10-game winning streak, but they followed that impressive run with a dismal 6-12-3 slide.
The Sabres can put the puck in the net, but they struggle to keep it out of their own cage. Buffalo ranked in the bottom third in the NHL in goals allowed in 2018-19 and has struggled to find a steady goalie since Ryan Miller departed in 2014. But these bundles of goals going in at both ends of the rink always make the Sabres an ideal over play on the total wager.
Looking to bet on Sabres hockey? SugarHouse is a great place to start. Beyond the standard moneyline, puck line and total wagering, this sportsbook also offers many live betting and prop wagering options, including a unique 60-minute three-way wager that enables you to bet on a tie game after regulation time. You can also play prop wagers on individual players scoring a goal in the game, either a straight bet that they will/won’t score, or a more specific wager that they will net either the first or last goal of the game.
Will the Sabres score the first goal of the game? Might they keep a clean sheet and post a shutout, or will they fail to score a goal? Will Buffalo net the first goal of the night, or will the Sabres fish the first tally of the night out of their own net? All of these plays are also available as game prop wagers at Sugarhouse.