10* NON-CONF ELITE OF THE ELITE > > THIS IS THE BIG ONE!
Buffalo vs. Edmonton,
12/08/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: -160 Edmonton
The set-up: I could break down the strengths and weaknesses of each of these teams and carefully look at every stat and each individual player and how he'll impact the play on the ice, but none of those factors are what I'm basing this pick on whatsoever. Buffalo is 3-5-2 in its last ten games and after falling 6-5 to the Canucks in OT in Vancouver just last night, I expect a predictable letdown here.
The pick: Buffalo allows 3.33 GPG on the road and the Oilers average 3.36 GPG at home. The Sabres also already a terrible 2-5 (-3.2 units) this season when playing on back-to-back days, while Edmonton is a fantastic 9-3 (+6.2 units) in its last 12 non-conference contests.
10* ELITE OF THE ELITE on the Edmonton Oilers.