Apr 14, 2022, 11:15 am ET in NHL
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: St. Louis Blues at Buffalo Sabres

Expert Top Pick of the Day: St. Louis Blues at Buffalo Sabres

The St. Louis Blues have been on a positive role throughout the season. With a 43-20-10 season record, the Blues are now third in the Central Division. With six consecutive wins on their back, the Blues are not ready to let go of their positive streak. St. Louis is now prepared to head to New York to face the Sabres at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. 

For the Blues, it’s all about keeping a solid win count. For Buffalo, it’s about rescuing any possibilities still left. With a 27-37-11 season record, the Sabres have simply been unable to climb. Although the team has attempted to escape inconsistency throughout the season, they have failed to leave behind the sixth spot in the Atlantic Division. So for Buffalo, the last stage is about finding consistency and perhaps any last-minute hopes of making it further in the stands.  

St. Louis Blues vs. Buffalo Sabres Schedule

  • Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
  • Time: 07:05 PM EDT
  • Location: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY

Tarasenko’s Blues to Remain on Playoff Watch 

The Blues have done their part. Now looking for their seventh consecutive win, the team could Stnot be more ready to finish the last stage of the regular season and head off to the playoffs.

For the Blues, it’s been Vladimir Tarasenko who is now leading the team. The right-wing now stands with 28 points and 39 assists for 67 points. But, to Tarasenko, it’s all about keeping a steady path. 

As of today, the Blues would be preparing to face off the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the playoffs. With an outstanding effort to finish strong, the Blues still have a chance to surpass Minnesota, yet playoff matchups would remain the same. 

Thompson’s Sabres to Pursue Strong Finish 

The Sabres are now sixth overall in the Atlantic Division. That implies that Buffalo is still just one point away from reaching Detroit for the fifth spot. Yet, both teams would still be about 30 points away from the fourth-seeded Boston Bruins. 

This reality implies they are simply on the last stretch of the regular season to finish off as strong as possible. Detroit is now the first target. A fifth spot in the Atlantic Division would still allow Buffalo to finish among the top in the division. 

For the Buffalo, it’s been Tage Thompson who continues to lead the team. Thompson now stands with 33 goals and 26 assists for 59 points. With nothing to lose, the Sabres might just take the chances needed to finish on a surprisingly positive note. 

St. Louis Blues vs. Buffalo Sabres Odds Comparison

The Blues might be on a more substantial streak than the Sabres, yet Buffalo might have what it takes to bring St. Louis’s solid winning streak to an end. The total has gone over for the Blues in 12 of their last 17 games. As for the Sabres, the total has gone over in four of their previous five games.  

  • DraftKings has the Blues at -215, and the game total is 6.5. 
  • FanDuel has the Blues at -210, and the total is 6.5. 
  • Caesars has the Blues at -210, and the total is 6.5.

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

The Blues have a clear advantage despite facing the Sabres at Buffalo. But, more than just reaching and surpassing Minnesota for the second spot, it’s also about keeping a solid distance between them and Nashville, which is now seven points. Buffalo hopes to bring the Blues’ solid winning streak to an end with a home victory.     

  • Godds Pick/Prediction: The Blues to win and the over hits.