The NHL is entering the Playoff race and the games are getting closer and teams are fighting for the chance to keep their season’s alive. This week the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabers over/under is at 6.5 and this article will explain why you need to bet the over to make some money.
Top 6 For Rangers and Sabers
The top 6 groups for each team are offensive juggernauts. With the Rangers having Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, and Vladimir Taranseko as their first line, the Buffalo Sabers counter with Jeff Skinner, Tage Thompson, and newly acquired Jordan Greenway.
Thompson is third in the NHL in goals, while Zibanejad is 15th. Both first lines run through their centers and both have power wingers on the side of them with Chris Kreider and Jordan Greenway respectively.
Skinner and Taranseko both play the same role as being the snipers that can play off the puck and smoke in one timers when needed. The second line for the Rangers is better than the Sabers, but both still have scoring ability most second lines don’t.
For the Rangers it starts with the newly acquired Patrick Kane, and even at age 34 Kane is still one of the most skilled offensive players in the league. His line mates are Vincent Trocheck and Artemi Panarin who is easily a top 25 player in the league and is trying to get his chemistry back with old Chicago Blackhawks teammate Kane.
Buffalo has the young combination of Dylan Cozens and Jack Quinn, both of whom are starting to reach their prime and realize their full potential. John Jason Peterka is the youngest of the group at 21-years-old, but is still on pace for 30 points in his first season in the NHL.
The Sabers have one of the best power plays in the NHL ranking fourth in percentage, while the Rangers are not far behind ranking 7th. This is the part where these teams take another dimension when it comes to offensive firepower.
Both teams have some of the best offensive defensemen in the NHL today with Adam Fox for the Rangers, and Rasum Dahlin for the Sabers. Last year’s first overall pick Owen Power also is worth noting even though he isn’t on the first powerplay.
Power is entering the prime of his career, and though it may not help you win this bet, he is definitely a player to keep your eye on. Overall, the combination of 5-on-5 scoring and two top 10 power play units should get this game to seven total goals, so do yourself a favor and place that bet so you can make some money before March Madness starts.
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