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Buffalo vs. NY Rangers,
02/07/2020 19:00 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: -178 NY Rangers
7* NY Rangers (7:05 ET): After playing against the Rangers in their last two games (won one, lost one), I’ll back them here against a team that is really struggling and playing on no rest. Buffalo just lost for the fifth time in the last six games last night. It was against Detroit, the worst team in the league. While the Sabres did pick up a point by forcing overtime, they initially trailed 3-0 at home. That’s not good. The Rangers may be second to last in a tough Metropolitan Division, but they have a positive goal differential on the year.
The Rangers are averaging a healthy 3.5 goals per game here at MSG and shouldn’t have much difficulty scoring tonight against a Sabres team that has given up 10 goals in the last two games. The Blueshirts just hung five goals on a good Toronto team Wednesday night. They’ve won three straight against sub.-500 foes and have really had Buffalo’s number the last few years, going 6-1 SU in seven head to head matchups. That includes 4-0 here at MSG including a 6-2 win back in October.
The Sabres have a .333 win percentage over the last 28 games, so their struggles aren’t confined to just recent times. They have gone just 8-14-4 SU on the road this season. Only two teams (Ottawa, Detroit) have fewer road victories (ironically both division rivals!). Even worse is the fact Buffalo is 0-4 SU this season after playing three straight game at home. This being the second game of a back to back obviously doesn’t help matters. 7* NY Rangers