The Winnipeg Jets (11-5-1) and Buffalo Sabres (10-6-2) meet at Bell MTS Place on Friday evening, in a clash between two in-form teams.
The Jets extended their current winning streak to three games with a 3-1 victory on home-ice against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, in a game in which they recovered from going a goal down thanks to Mark Scheifele, Ben Chiarot and Kyle
Connor all lighting the lamp.
On an individual basis, Scheifele now has nine goals this season. On a team basis, the Jets have a Goals per Game average of 3.19 this season, placing them 13th overall. Defensively they are allowing 2.63 Goals per Game, which places them 5th in the overall standings.
The Sabres are also on a three-game winning streak, with a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at the KeyBank Center on Tuesday evening being their latest result. Jeff Skinner and Kyle Okposo scored the goals to beat the Lightning. Skinner now has 13 goals for the season, leaving him second in the overall standings behind David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins. Jack Eichel has provided 15 assists to date.
On a team basis, the Sabres are averaging 3.00 Goals per Game, leaving them 21st overall. They are allowing 2.94 Goals per Game, which places them 15th in the current rankings.
Any NHL predictions on this game have to focus on the fact you that the Jets are the better team and with home-ice advantage, they are the tips to win on the Money Line odds.
Pick: Money Line – Winnipeg Jets