Pittsburgh Penguins @ Buffalo Sabres | NHL Betting Tips and Predictions

Two sides with play-off aspirations face off in Buffalo as the Sabres host the Pittsburgh Penguins. With both teams currently say in 5th in their respective divisions, this game could have huge ramifications on their play-off bids and with plenty of big-game players on show – it could be a real battle in Buffalo.


NHL | Friday, 1st March 2019 | KeyBank Center

Straight Win Market:

Pittsburgh Penguins – Odds: -130 (Betway)

Buffalo Sabres – Odds: +116 (LeoVegas)

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins are 5th in the Metropolitan Division and have their sights set on the sides above them with the play-offs approaching. With 5 wins in their last 10 games, their inconsistency has been their key draw back and they will be eager to put a run together this term. Captain Sydney Crosby is the main man for the Penguins and he will be hoping to lead by example here.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres sit 5th in the Atlantic Division and will also be harbouring ambitions of catching the sides above them soon. They have lost their last two and will be hoping to bounce back here in what looks to be a crucial game for them. Jack Eichel is the Sabres’ talisman and at the age of 22, he looks to have the world at his feet currently.

Odds and Predictions

This could be a very cagey opening but the Penguins will want to assert themselves quickly on this one.

Betting Tip: Pittsburgh Penguins to be leading after the first third of the game. Odds: -110 with Pinnacle.


There is very little to split the teams this season and this could be a very well contested encounter.

Betting Tip: Point Spread – Pittsburgh Penguins to win with a -0.5 goal Handicap. Odds: -120 with William Hill.


Both sides have plenty of attacking talents and won’t be looking to win through defensive stability.

Betting Tip: Over 6.5 goals to be scored in the game. Odds: +145 with Bodog.


The Pittsburgh Penguins tend to play their best stuff as the end of the season approaches and they could clinch a crucial away win here.

Top Betting Tip: Pittsburgh Penguins to win the match. Odds: -130 with Betway.

Expert Betting Tip: Pittsburgh Penguins to win